The New Jersey Devils Defense
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01-10-2013, 11:54 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: OV2's empty stall
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...As far as our D goes, I think that:
Volchenkov can easily blossom into the punishing hitter/shutdown guy we need.
Tallinder will continue to solidify his game and become a major asset.
Greene has established himself as a very solid B+ NHL defenseman.
Salvador has bled for this team, shown real leadership and played very well.
Zidlicky is the only real offensive D we have, and can cover his own end, too.
Fayne will only get better, and will easily be a top-4 D for a long time.
Larsson is the real deal. A future top-pairing all-star.
...So who do we trade? I'm just glad I don't have Lou's job.
Tallinder, and I'm sure by game 1 or 2 of the season others will be saying it too, if they're not already. If he's paired with Fayne I'll give it halfway through the first period of game 1.
We went from bubble team halfway through the season to game 4 of the SCF without him. He's good depth sure, but I can't possibly see how this team will be worse off without him. If we get a forward back that takes as much of a cap hit as him that's cool. If we don't well then it frees up salary for next year. I'd rather spend the $3+ he's making on a forward. Someone cheaper can replace him eventually too like a guy who's now in the A.
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