Also, he works out in the same group as Bryce. I would imagine that they're close friends, but it's still gotta be a little weird for Sal.
Nah, I've heard of Devils players working out with Rangers players during summer, also Zubrus used to practice with Stephan Matteau's son years before Stef was drafted by the Devils. It's not like Sal is a born and raised Devil either. There are rivalries that translate into players' attitude towards each other, but most of the time, they don't look at that kind of stuff nearly as fanatic as the fans, they switch teams and they understand when someone leaves their club (nonetheless, I'm sure they are always disappointed when a star bolts someplace else).
I'm positively surprised by some of the scores there (Datsyuk crushing Lundqvist and now Kovy owning Parise) - I thought it would just end up being a popularity contest. Some of the matchups, however, seem weird and there is no real criteria in this thing and no reason why some players are paired (Kovalchuk/Parise or Weber/Suter makes perfect sense, but comparing Quick to Nash or Chara to Spezza makes me scratch my head). It's not like they are comparing players from the same country, same position or even close age group. Nevertheless, some of that stuff is interesting.