Assigned doesn't do anything for the Devils other than add another roster spot for them, which actually is worse if you think about it.
No it actually helps make room for Parise' return. Giving them a full lineup as opposed to a potential 17 player disaster that took place earlier in the season.
I wasn't suggesting that it was a better move initially but it might be after all. Rolston on re-entry isn't all that bad either. Either way Lou needs to see if he can sucker someone into taking the 35+ contract on for the next two years.
My feeling is that the Devils will be biting the bullet and buying Rolston out if he isn't taken on re-entry. No point in paying him 100% of his salary when you can cut your losses and pay 67%.
A buy out would be 6.7M spread over 4 seasons. 1.675M in cap and financial penalties for 4 years.
This is actually what I believe the Oilers should have done with Souray. No point in paying him every nickle to play in Hershey. I suppose this summer the Oilers could buy-out Souray at 3M spread over two seasons (1.5M). That would at least ensure that when Paajarvi, Hall and Eberle are up for new contracts there isn't any dead cap space left on the books.
Rolston can be bought up in the summer 2011 not before
There goal much like ours is too get rid of salary not take more on in return. A for effort though.
I'm not sure that is either team's goal. Souray for Rolston+ makes perfect sense, that is if Rolston would waive his NTC.
If Lou doesn't like Souray on his team then he can send him to the minors and not worry about the over 35 clause. Rolston would be a stop gap for us that would probably be dealt at some point next year. Although this is a summer time deal.