Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Vishnevski is Now a Devil
With this signing, the Devils' next moves, in my opinion, should be clear: sign Zach Parise and Paul Martin and hire a new coach. Once these steps are met, the roster may be ready - hopefully with plenty of room under the cap. There doesn't seem to be many viable options left on the free agency market - not a lot of talent at forward left, and the Devils have far too many defensemen to sign another one.
MORE INFORMATION UPDATE: TSN.ca confirms the deal, but provides more information. Vishnevski signed with the Devils for 3 years for a contract totalling $5.4 million. An average of $1.8 million (I think that's the salary cap hit?), and Vishnevski will earn $2 million each year in the next two years after this coming season. I guess the Devils see him as a #4 defenseman, otherwise I'd say that's a little much for someone who would be primarily on the third pairing. That said, I still think the spot is up for grabs.
Labels: 2007 Offseason
The 'offensive' d-men will be Martin and the grooming of Greene into the main man on the PP.
Anonymous: I hadn't considered that. If Fraser or Corrente really impress, that may really force Lou's hand.
Rich Chere confirmed this.
When will we have a damn coach?