We're helping you out by taking on Salvador's contract, we wouldn't take him if a B level prospect like Palmieri wasn't offered. We're giving you Martinek because we have too many D. If you want you can have a cheaper Bruno Gervais instead of Martinek, which would free up roughly 2.2 mil instead of 1.4.
1.4 million cap space cleared up for new jersey for 10-11 and 2.9 for 11-12
Wouldn't work for the Devils. This would only clear up 1.4 million in salary the 1st year and we would lose a decent prospect as well. On top of that, 2 other players would still have to be shipped out. Salvador will only be traded if no salary is coming back.
If we're going to trade Palmieri, it would be in a deal involving Rolston, or the like. You don't really need to sweeten up the pot with Salvador, he's a solid defenseman, who has a semi-overpaid contract. In my mind, Salvador and Andy Greene made up the Devils' top d-line last year, even though senile Jacques played Mottau and White ()
Also, I've read many places that Salvador will not be traded. IMO, the first d-man to go shuold be White, even though he has a NTC. Salvador and Greene should be another solid line next year, with Greene scoring at least 40 pts, and Salvador being the shut-down guy.