View Full Version : Devils Sign Tallinder

07-01-2010, 04:20 PM
Not really a Paul Martin replacement, he is gritty and pretty solid, not offensive, or a shut-down defenseman, we still need an offensive defenseman liek kaberle or bergeron and possibly another forward.


07-01-2010, 04:57 PM
I don't mind this signing. Would rather get someone via trade. Burns from Minny, Kaberle from Toronto, or Bieksa from Vancouver. I bet Bieksa could be had for cheap with the Hamhuis signing. But Tallinder is still a solid presence.

07-01-2010, 05:13 PM
I don't mind this move now. If it were just him as our big signing then I'd be a bit upset. But with a blue line that starts with Volchenkov, Green, Salvador, White, etc...I think this is a terrific move. He's not the greatest guy out there, but he's a grinder. Guys like this are usually the unsung heroes of teams.

07-01-2010, 05:26 PM
The more I think about Tallinder, the more I actually like it. Vlochenkov and Tallinder are two great additions by Lou. Hopefully he has something else up his sleeve to acquire a guy with some offensive skills.

07-01-2010, 08:05 PM
These 2 guys are the types who'll fit well in our system. Their first priority is defense. Hard hitters, grinders, play really hard, leave everything out on the ice. Volchenkov is a great addition. The guy is crazy when diving to block shots. He sacrifices his body for the team. Marty will love him for that. We've had some alright defensive players lately, but Volchenkov and Tallinder will really show how much we've been missing stellar defensive players. I just think they're both great additions. Tallinder's contract is a bit more than I'd have liked, but it could be worse. We got Volchenkov at a terrific price when you consider Paul Martin will get $500k less than him, but we also get Volch for an extra year.