Once again as I am posting, I get more word that the Devils have signed yet another defenseman–a great one at that, Anton Volchenkov. They have signed him to a six year deal with the dollar figures still coming in through the news wire.
Lou has truly made me eat my words today. I thought he would have stopped with Tallinder but clearly he saw what the Flyers were able to do to us in the playoffs this year and had seen enough. This is exactly the kind of guy the Devils needed. He is tough, blocks shots and will clear out any body in front of Brodeur.
Volchenkov, 28 years old, played his entire career (starting in 2002) in Ottawa before hitting free-agency today.
Details will of course follow as they come out.
*UPDATE* Volchenkov’s contract is $25.5 million over six years, $4.45 per. Great signing by New jersey but it also means saying goodbye to any hope you may of had at holding onto Illya Kovalchuk. We simply can not sign him for the numbers he requires considering our cap space.