By: Mike Luciano @MikeLuci
Recently, New Jersey Devils head coach Pete DeBoer made it official that Zach Parise’s successor as captain will be defenseman Bryce Salvador.
The Devils’ community has primarily reflected three main views on the decision to paste the “C” on Salvador’s jersey. Fans have either supported the decision, were against it, or focused more on the hypocrisy of how the consensus viewpoint of Salvador has been revolutionized over the past two seasons.
When the Devils initially traded for Salvador at the 2008 trade deadline, I was not a fan of the move. I was even more annoyed when Lamoriello brought him back for four more years that same offseason. Salvador was a player that grew on me throughout his ongoing duration in a Devils uniform and I will admit I was one of several fans that speculated and hoped it would be Salvador that was one of the odd men out when the Devils faced the inevitability of getting underneath the salary cap before the start of the 2010-2011 ...