i wish we could see that in a few years but with Lou there's no way he'd let a bunch of youngs guys with no experience on the back end all season long. Andy will likely be our veteran through those years and Maybe Volch... Fayne also might be considered a vet by the time all those guys are in the NHL.
Hopefully Larsson will be considered a veteran at that point as well. If he cuts down on the one or two brain cramps he seems to have every game, we'll be in pretty good shape so far as that's concerned. I'd put Fayne in the veterans group right now, or perhaps by next year. He's a legitimate NHL defenseman at this point, and is good enough to be a number 4 or 5 blueliner on a lot of teams.
I'd venture a guess that at least two of Scarlett, Merrill, Urbom, Gelinas or Severson will be traded. The one I'd really like to keep around is Severson. At this point, he probably won't fetch all that much in a trade on his own, and, from what I can gather from the numbers he's putting up in junior, he has potential to be a homerun. While I'd like to keep Merrill, he's the type of player that has a lot of trade value if the Devils need to make a Kovalchuk-type move.