It had to be Tallinder, no GM in his right mind would take on Volchenkov at 4.25M for the next 3 years when he is slowing down when the game is speeding up. And of course Salvador is the captain, and trading Fayne would barely be a cap dump and stupid because he is one of the few guys on the right side of 30 with Larsson.
That's right. No one takes Sal (35+ Contract and way overpaid, Volch has a NTC).
As much as i like all the moves Lou has done this offseason, Tallinder is worth at least a 5th Round Draftpick. Like SD mentioned maybe Buffalo wanted us to take a contract back.
But please don't use the cap space to resign Zid. If we do it, no one of our d-prospects will see playing time.
I want Larsson at first (or Harrold) to take Zids role. He has the passing skills and the vision....and he needs to play more.
Would PDB scratch our captain Salvador (by far our worst defender in the on the nhl roster) to give Merrill, Gelinas or Urbom playing time.....i doubt that. PDB likes experience.
Also i see not to many playing time this year (except injuries) for our two forward prospects Matteau and Boucher.