Pens' Paul Martin refused easy out
PITTSBURGH -- At the end of last season, Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero invited defenseman Paul Martin into his office.
With Martin sitting across from him, Shero asked a simple question: Do you want out?
Was the abomination that was Martin's season so brutal that he would appreciate a new start somewhere else?
"I asked him if he wanted a trade," Shero told ESPN.com this week.
These are the moments that define a person, a career even. In some ways, they define a franchise too.
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