Marek has playoff experience and was the key acquisition that propelled the Devils' to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2012. Unfortunately, although the Devils are currently in 6th place in the Metro Division, there is little separation between positions 2-8. If the Bruins are going to get a chance to rent Zid the Devils are going to have to start losing in regulation as they have 11 OT losses.
The three teams who appear to be out of contention as of today are Buffalo, Calgary, and Edmonton. If the Bruins do decide to get a rental sooner rather than later, they may need to look at some of their future free agents. Henrick Tallinder, Chris Butler, and Nick Schultz will all be free agents at the end of the season and will likely get moved to contenders in the market for a defenseman.