Vellieux...career minor leaguer
Palmieri...had a great season under Lemaire, regressed since then. Was never going to be more than a 4th liner with a lot of sitting in the press box. Carter/Bernier made him expendable
Foster...feel really bad for him. Great team guy and he really improved the pp. He was shaky and occasionally a liability 5 on 5.
Zidlicky. Also can be a liability. Also can work a pp. Has a year left and he wants to come and play with Patty and Petey. Up until this year under a new coach he has been the one thing we really could use, a point producing back ender.
so far, fair trade...the players had to go the other way to match money. I have a problem with the 2nd rounder. That's the overpayment. I think the 3rd in 2013 is contingent on the Devils making the finals and Zidlicky playing 3/4's of the Devils playoff games.
Slight overpayment, but the market is really high right now so it's really status quo.