This is how it’s supposed to end for the men who give at the office. Radek Martinek has parted ways amicably with the Islanders, who chose to move in a different direction on the blueline. Martinek was rewarded by Columbus with a one-year, $2.2 million contract. For anyone stunned all week by deals like this and the $2.75 million – $3.5 million annual contracts that have been awarded left and right over the last week, consider that the average salary in the NHL is $2.4 million. If you want to be in the game, don’t complain about the price tag. Farewell for now to Radek, a man among men.