He's cheaper, at $3.375M/yr, but he's two years older. I haven't seen much of him, and he seems like a reliable D-man, but is he of equal value to NJ as Martin was? Tallinder is 6'3, 214lbs and had 4G, 20A last season and was a +13. Also, does getting Tallinder help New Jersey get Ilya Kovalchuk? They seriously need to land a big name to keep from falling off the map.