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05-24-2012, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
Yeah, some of us had suggested Salvador as an option for that stabilizing depth signing on D, either assuming we couldn't land a higher profile guy, or even in addition to getting a higher profile guy. But now his profile is getting higher too. I can't believe his offensive production is really sustainable. But his pricetag must be going up all the same. And the likelihood he stays in NJ must be going up too... ?
I have a hard time believing NJ can go on without either letting some big contracts go or letting big guns walk. The team is bankrupt and Kovalchuk's salary goes from 6 to 11 mil.

They have 29+ mil committed to only 8 forwards and 15.5 to 5 d-men. By re-signing Brodeur to 5-6 mil, they are already at 50 mil. While having to add a back up goalie, 2 d-men and 5 forwards.

I wouldn't be surprised if they let Parise and salvador walk PLUS dumped somebody like Zubrus.

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