Originally Posted by Jester47
Are there any thoughts out there that one of the more vet d-men (Salo, Brewer) might not be in the clubs plans for this year??? Maybe going younger...
I wouldn't think so myself but I hear a couple of jackwagons at work discussing this...
Salo's contract is up at the end of this season. I would expect him to be moved at the deadline if the team is out of playoff contention by then. However, he does have a modified NMC, so he would control ultimately if he if and where he wanted to be moved. If we are a contender, I would not expect him to be moved.
Brewer's contract is up at the end of next year, but he has a modified NTC. After a season under Cooper and the new assistants, it will be interesting to see if he returns to form in the post-Boucher defensive system. He's a guy that could be bought out of his last year next summer if reformation under Cooper's Law didn't improve his contributions.
Last night in Nashville, he was playing more physical and making stand up open ice hits at the blueline. Something I hadn't seen in a few seasons.