The team will move on, they always do.
Although it sucks now, if they could have avoided a 5 minute PP in game 6 of The Cup last year and they end up winning, it would have actually been worth it.
It's a Devils issue at this point but I really think it's more of a league problem. Imagine the outrage if this happened to an Original 6 team!
Oh well. Anyone got a 40 goal scorer they want to trade for Volchenkov (why couldn't Kovy take him too!!)?