Garrison is actually a good defenceman in his own end, i could even see him replicating his offensive stats on that Vancouver team. 4.6M is a pretty good deal when you consider his age, production and how much other FA's are getting. That gives Vancouver a very nice top four with Garrison, Edler, Hamhuis and Bieksa.
Devils have 7 NHL d man signed not including Merrill gelinas and urbom so signing sal would be stupid especially with our monetary limit.
I don't think the Devils are actively looking to keep him. Lou probably just told Salvador to come back to talk to him once he gets all his offers. Lou's done that before with guys who he knew he really couldn't sign for one reason or another (Gionta comes to mind).
If Salvador comes back, somebody is getting moved sooner or later.
I never payed much attention to Garrison, but is his defense any good.
Seems like he's getting a Finger contract here, one good year and cashing in big time.
Yes, he's very competent in his own end. He's not a one trick pony and he has size. In comparison to the money being thrown around to the likes of Wideman and Kuba, his deal isn't too bad. The Canucks get a guy who can replace Salo and play close to 20 minutes a night.