what do you think will likely happen to open room for the kids ? buying out A-Train is the most logical one to me. Not re-signing Harrold seems sad to me i kinda like him but i think he was some kind of stopgap for Urbom or Gelinas.
I'm not sure if they are willing to eat 8M+ on Volchenkov yet. That's really up to Vanderbeek (and Lou, I suppose). I also don't know what they'll do with Zidlicky, but I sure hope if he does stay that he only gets a 1 year deal. Someone else will give him 2 years. I also think there's not much chance Tallinder is here next year, much as I like him, and as much as he is better than Salvador, he seems to be the odd man out.
So I could see next year's D being something like
Salvador (heavy sigh)-Fayne
But really the possibilities are endless. I think people think that two of Fayne/Volchenkov/Harrold/Zidlicky/Tallinder won't be here but I am not fully convinced of this.