I also think some teams are wary of devils players with the whole "is he a product of the system" stigma. Although we've had defensemen leave to other teams and be quite good too.
I think when some slower defenseman get bought out, it sends the wrong message to many GMs (obviously a former star forward is different) . This is a show me contract, but if anyone watched Volch, he can still play. Volchenkov wasn't bought because he couldn't play. The Devils wanted some cap space for a forward and had a logjam on defense.
GMs clearly aren't so sure. They see some healthy scratches, etc and they probably have no clue on him. Anyway the difference on Orpik's deal and the slightly younger Volchenkov is laughable.
I don't think dr33 is hoping Salvador will be back, rather he thinks Lou will offer hi. Another loyalty contract next offseason, and I donut think that is too crazy to expect as long as he does stay healthy.
Dude, what are you on? The Salvador comment is laughable, false, and due to his body wearing down, he'll be lucky to finish this year out remaining healthy. The guy has talked about how he can't skate anymore due to his foot and groin injuries. As for the bolded, I'm sure Andy Greene would beg to differ. Your negativity is far outweighing logic at this point.
If Andy Greene or Keith Yandle were on the US Olympic team at Sochi, things could have been different.
Nashville gets a serviceable bottom pairing guy who is good on the PK, good move by Poile.
Also, I think you misread the Greene part. If orpik can cash in for $5 mil a year since he was on team USA, that means Greene could have hypothetically used a team USA nod as a chip when he negotiates a deal and gotten upwards of 7 mil. We all know Greene is better than orpik and probably right on par with Martin, but I want him back here on a team friendly deal if at all possible.