So what's the difference between Salvador, White and Volchenkov? If White wasn't good enough for that specific style of play, what makes Salvador and Volchenkov a better option?
Relax, we are simply having a back and forth exchange over here. No need for that childish B.S.
First off, there`s no childish BS, it`s just you and the way you just ignore what people are saying and still talking the same **** or simply talking about what you want to talk about. Just like talking about how you got bashed for not loving White last season. Well, rightfully so, but back to the point.
The difference between Salvador and White? Well, their contract status, from what we know there might be a difference in their locker room presence as well. Otherwise there`s no difference. With this style of play we had to get rid of one/both as soon as possible.
Volchenkov, while still not being stellar defensively nor offensively is still capable of playing this style of hockey. Outlet/breakout passes? Don`t expect him to do that, but he can pinch, he can shoot and he can skate too (not fast enough, but doesn`t get coned often, unlike White).
He hasn't stayed status quo do you see our defensive prospect pool? They are trying to build through the draft. You can't just expect the team to turn around in just a snap of the fingers.
It's not like Lou doesn't know the problem he is a NHL GM I'm pretty sure he knows what is wrong.
Who the **** would we sign in free agency that would have turned our defense around you seem to think it's easy to address.
Having a solid prospect pool is only usefull if you are writting for HF boards when making the rankings. It's worth jack **** to our current team and that's the main reason, if not the only reason IMO, we've been getting bounced of the 1st round for the past 4 years. Try selling that pending UFA's, like Zach for example... "We have a solid prospect pool, stick around, things will be brighter in the future since we have a handfull of unproven guys that will come here whitin the next 3 to 4 years and turn things around".
When you see something is missing and you don't have anything in your pipeline that is a garanteed success, you make a move. He's traded for Salvador, he signed Volchenkov and Tallinder in the past couple of years. Both Sal and Volchenkov weren't the kind of players we were missing and weren't the answer to our problems. Tallinder was a ok signing cause he filled a need we were lacking and that's moving the puck up front. The other two guys would've been solid acquisitions to complement guys that can actually play in more then one zone but we didn't, and still don't, have those guys.