I know we're not mathematically eliminated yet, but I think it's pretty much a probabilistic certainty that we won't be playing in the postseason.
Let me preface this by saying I don't think that the defense has been one of our bigger problems this year, but at the same time due to the pressures of the sheer quantity of defensemen we've got in our system I find it unlikely that our defense won't involve at least a few changes.
The following are signed for next year:
The following are UFAs this summer:
The following are young'ins that could be pushing the lineup from the AHL:
Now the question in all of this is what do we see our defense corps looking like next year? I've heard people talk about amnesty buying out Volchenkov, which frees up one spot. I've also heard people saying they want to keep Zidlicky, but I'm not sure I want to do that.