Maybe not by the start of the season we won't add someone, but with Fayne, Greene, Tally, Volch, Larsson, Zid, Sal AND Harrold signed for next year, you gotta think at least one of those guys is on the move. I got my fingers crossed it's Sal or Volch, but I wouldn't die if Greene was dumped either, but I would suspect that would not happen unless we make a multi player deal where we are getting an NHL dman back in addition to a forward.
If Greene gets dumped for an average forward, I'd be pretty upset with Lou. Greene > Sal and Volch, based on play, and by a long shot when you take their contracts into consideration.
Signing Sal to that deal is more annoying to me than Parise signing in Minny. That contract is obscene for a player with Zach's tools. But to sign Sal to a terrible contract, when he played average at best and isn't going to get any better baffles me. It's going to look Pandolfo level bad and unfortunately, it's going to be hard to hide him as a defensemen. Plus, because of that contract, we are most likely going to have to cut someone loose who is better than Sal.
Sal would have been ok as a weak even strength minute eater, PK specialist but we already have one in Volch.