"This is great news for a great person who fully plans on playing NHL hockey for the New Jersey Devils this season."
That line seems like it could be setting up to sit out all season again while collecting the insurance, in case insurance challenges him. This way he can say, "If course I want to play! I always fully intended to play. I just can't.". Seems an odd, legalese turn of phrase from Strickland.
If he really is just getting cleared now him going head first into the boards in Philly wasn't just a ploy. It didn't look bad at the time but he must of hit just the wrong way.
He also has that inner ear problem. I know absolutely nothing about his actual medical reports, none of us do, but I wouldn't be surprised if his head is too screwed up to ever play hockey again. He gets head problems incredibly easily and you never know if you've ever recovered from a severe concussion for sure. I wouldn't retire, because then I lose out on 2.9 million dollars, but I find it unlikely a person would risk going back in the ice with such a fragile head.
Hmm so it looks like the cap won't be a breeze after all. Glad he's healthy tho.
We did need another defensive dman...
I agree. As desperate as we are for cap space it is a shame it comes at someones genuine demise in regards to his health. I hope Salvador has a complete recovery and we deal with the cap conventionally (even if it is detrimental to the team).
This is the dad in me talking, I hate hearing about anyones health issues.
What? I thought he was retiring according to HF...
Backing up his words to return 100% this season I see - good.
"Devils just trap trap trap trap. Sure it's a modified trap different than LeMaire's but even with two forecheckers they have the defense sitting back with the third guy clogging up the middle of the ice." - explanation of how the Devils still employ the trap
So if Sal is healthy DATW might get his wish. Can't see Lou carrying White Volch and Sal
White - Volchenkov ( Shut down )
Tallinder - Urbom ( 2 way )
Salvador - Greene ( little of both )
Taormina - Fayne ( extra's )
Is something I can get behind but I think Fayne will be on the team next yr in a full-time role.
When I saw you had Fayne listed as the eighth defenseman I was going to say I think he will be a full-time player, the only thing that could stop him is a training camp and preseason that shows this year was a fluke.