Honestly, I hope Rolston puts up 20-25 goals for you guys next year. I don't hate Rolston. He turned his game around tremendously after Lou waived him last year. Showed tons of class throughout the whole fiasco.
What I hated was his contract. Adding Kovy at LW when we already had Parise, Elias, and Rolston meant we had way too much money going to that position.
The Devils budget has ben very tight lately and this really helps.
Best of luck to Rolston and thanks for waiving the NTC. Hopefully Hunter passes the physical.
Am I crazy for thinking Hunter could contribute for the Devils this year? They could use a RW with grit on the 4th line.
Boulton/Steckel/Hunter would be a line of atrocious skaters, but I could see them causing some havoc.
He could definitely contribute. Its just a matter of whether or not he recovered from his knee injury.
Keep in mind that he was the slowest player in the league prior to that injury, so who knows where he is at at this point and time. He was just fast enough so that he could bang his body effectively beforehand. He could still shoot though (and he will shoot from every conceivable angle at every opportunity so be ready for that).
*EDIT - He is also an excellent forechecker and very good at keeping possession of the puck along the boards, one of the best in the league at that imo.
Is Rolston a stright up LW or does he play his off wing like comeau?
How is Rolston playing at this point in his career?
Rolston can play any forward position, but he's much better at wing than at center.
At this point he's a great special teams player, not the greatest 5-on-5 but can still contribute and certainly doesn't hurt his team. A little soft and not as fast as he used to be but he's still got a monster slap shot, 20 goals and 45 points isn't out of the question.