Friday, September 12, 2008

Devils Sign Pelley

The New Jersey Devils also made a signing of a centre from their system, Rod Pelley.  Pelley managed to sneak into 58 games for the Devils last season, scoring 2 goals and 4 assists.  He doesn't bring a lot of fantasy value to the team, but he was obviously good enough to be on the team for the better part of the season.  He did have some stints in the minors during the year last year, but with the limited amount of moves made by the Devils this year could see him make the jump to the fourth line of the big club.  As of now, he does make the cut in the team's update.

Zach ParisePaul MartinMartin Brodeur
Brian RolstonMike MottauKevin Weekes
Patrik EliasJohnny Oduya
Brian GiontaBryce Salvador
John MaddenAndy Greene
Jamie LangenbrunnerColin White
Dainius ZubrusSheldon Brookbank
Bobby Holik
Tomas Zajac
Jay Pandolfo
David Clarkson
Mike Rupp
Rod Pelley

It's fairly safe to say that Pelley will be in the $500,000 range for his salary for the amount of years he has signed on for.  Saying that, the Devils are still in very good shape when it comes to the cap; they have 22 players signed on (listed above) at the going salary cap hit of $52.9 million.  The Devils are going to be a tough team to play in the Atlantic Division, but there are enough holes there to be beaten as well.  They are going to need their superstar players to play like superstars to have a big impact on the year.

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