First, I'm not sold that this deal is going down. The person who reported it first was Mark Neverson of the Post. Hardly a credible source.Originally Posted by BroadwayBomber55
Secondly, I'd be fine with that figure. Lou has a lot of experience at making bad contracts go away. I could see a bad team taking on a contract like Rolston's if the Devils can package it with a prospect and pick for just about nothing in return. Only hard part is convincing Rolston but I'm sure it can be done. Other guys like Langenbrunner (I wish he was gone) and Zubrus may still be attractive to other teams. I like Salvador but I'm sure they could find a way to shed his salary. There are a lot of options Lou has and I think he'll find a way to make it work. I'd to see Elias go but I'm not worried about it. I don't see Lou getting rid of him. Plus this won't hinder them in re-upping Parise as a RFA at the end of the year to a long term deal.
I think the defense got better with Volchenkov and Tallinder coming in and letting Martin walk. If Greene truly did progress and maybe a young guy like Urbom can come in and make an impact they should be in decent shape.
Still the longer this drags on the more I'm getting nervous Kovalchuk isn't coming back. At firs this morning I saw the news, was glued to twitter, then all but expected to be made official...now I have no idea what to think.