The Devils are pleased to announce the acquisition of Cal Clutterbuck and Matt Cullen. We add some much needed grit and a little splash of offense in Clutterbuck and we also added some much needed speed and a veteran presence with Cullen to our bottom 6. With both players heading towards New Jersey, we also get a 2013 2nd round pick.
In return, the Wild got Jussi Jokinen and Anton Volchenkov. Jokinen was too "soft" to play in our bottom 6 and at 3M$ per, he needed to go. Regarding "A-Train", the surplus of blueliners and the fact that he was eating 4.25M$ per as a 3rd pairing d-men was something that was bothering the organisation for a while now.
We feel that with this transaction, we are now dressing a more balanced and well rounded lineup in order to make a long and successfull run for the cup. We would like to thank Minny for the easy and smooth negotiation.
Rene Bourque (Modified NTC)
Could be Traded:
Our blockbuster deal is now "on the rocks" and we'll just have to wait for that specific GM to log himself back on and tweak a couple of things.
While we were waiting, we decided to make another solid move that will drasticaly improve our blueline, while taking a big hit for our future... but who cares, this game is either for you to win by forming the best roster possible or build a potential dynasty.