It was quite evident that during the Stanley Cup finals the Los Angeles Kings had the edge when it came to both physicality and as well as the ability to pressure our puck carrying defensemen into turnovers.
With that being said, I believe either one of these players( Part 2 tomorrow) would allow the Devils to get both younger and add to the already heavy forechecking style Peter DeBoer has implemented.
1. Jamie Benn- LW - RFA - age 22 - 6' 2" 205lbs Current salary $821,667
Goals 26 assists 37 63 pts
* YOUtube Highlights- Goal of the year against Columbus, Fight against Jarome Iginlia, Reef job on Joe Thorton
Young , Nasty & a relentless forechecker with hands who could play with Adam Henrique .
** With a current salary of $821,667, offer $2,500,000 to $3,000,000 a year for 4 yrs and force the Dallas Stars hand,
I don't believe they would go $2,500,000 to $3,000,000 nor do I think they extend the contract 4 yrs.
Any offer to a RFA below- $3,134.055 is simply a 2nd round pick.
Please let me know your thoughs...................................