I really don't see how the rookies can be that much worse than Salvador. He has a career +/- of -6, holds a -2 rating this season and has played one full season his entire career. I'd rather take the lumps of the young kids learning the PK on the job. We know what we have with Sal and it's not good.
He has been on the ice for the majority of the PPGA. I'm just baffled that this guy wears the C in NJ.
Can't really look at plus/minus when Sal takes a lot of PK minutes. That's why it's not a great stat, you're punished for being one of the more reliable guys on D who the coach trusts with PK time