Taormina was playing so well and doing so well for the Devils before this injury happened. Unfortunately it looks like another big loss for the Devils this season. The future looks good for Taormina on this team IMO. He was a rookie but he was doing the same type of plays Martin was doing on this team and the plus was that Taormina was scoring goals. The defense took another hit when he got injured.
I really didn't think he was that sound defensivley at all, his skills at the other end of the ice seem to have papered over the cracks in his game in his own end in quite a few peoples eyes.
A lot have people seem to have already forgotten how effective Martin was in his own end and moving the play from one zone to the next. Taormina has a long way to go, but he did show potential.
Operation should have been done months ago when he had his second set back. He could have possibly been back later in the season. Another bad move by the Devils medical staff and players here. First it was Pandolfo, then Martin, then Parise and now Taormina. WTF!
I don't think you can lay blame on the medical staff for Parise, he came into cam, triend to play on it and then decided he couldn't carry on. Sounds like his choice to try.