Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Signings: Rachunek, Janssen
Labels: 2007 Offseason
How close is Bergfors to being ready to contribute? Could they possibly bring him up this season, or is Zubrus likely our top Center now?
What about Corrente? I know he's young, but he was touted, and I haven't heard much about him to this point.
Bergfors is at a crossroads. As of now, he's going back to Sweden. Though I imagine the Devils will try to convince him to stay in North America to help his development. All the same, Bergfors would need a strong training camp to make the team at this point.
Corrente looked really good at camp last season, but he didn't have a good season in junior with off-ice troubles and on-ice decision making hurting him. His upside is still very high, so I think a better season in junior would help him a lot. I don't see him making the Devils until after next season, to be honest.
I've been a Devils fan since the exact same season you've been. Funny, no?
I live in Washington now, and I always thought that Zubrus was a solid guy. He's got the same point totals Gomez had, essentially, and for what appears to be a bargain price. I'd rather have Gomez, but I'm glad we at least got Zubrus, and didn't go empty handed.
I had high hopes for Bergfors at least making the squad by now, but it sounds like that's a long shot.
I also knew Corrente probably needed more time, but things were looking grim, so I thought I'd ask.
Thanks for the info.
Do you see Lou making a trade at this point? He said he would, if he couldn't address our needs via free agency. I think Zubrus fits the bill, but does Martin really take over for Rafalski? And, if the Rachunek signing is true still, he's not a Top 4 guy for us, is he? Wouldn't we still need a top defencemen during this offseason?
I wish Souray played ANY kind of defence, so we could just ink him for the time being!