'if i'm lou' (and other team's abide):
tallinder - traded to buffalo for a 2013 2nd
fayne - traded with additional goods to toronto for reimer(assuming luongo ends up in toronto)/kulemin
zidlicky - resigned for 2/8 - as stated, he has skills that nobody else really does in the system. its more than just his PP ability - he can play "rover" which adds an extra element
harrold - resigned for 2/2 - i know that people are hesitant to give a 6/7 a 2 year deal, but he's now at the point where he's gotta seek out the best contract he can. he is the PERFECT 7.
salvador - would love to dump in any way but it's not going to happen
greene - best defenseman the devils have - should go no where
volchenkov - i know he's the whipping boy and i'm biased but i don't see anyone really wanting his contract and i don't think the devils are buying it out now - too much money. can still be very good on PK and brings a physical element that nobody else possesses on the team
larsson - plenty good despite everyone being pissed he's not neidermayer or lidstrom already. should be ready to take on a bigger role next year w/ greene as #1 pair.
i agree with triumph that merrill should have the inside track for a spot in camp.
now, if the devils have the #1 pick, all bets are off as i think they do take jones and he's given every chance to make the team out of camp. aside from that, i'd be shocked if they don't select a forward. I've seen some recent mocks that have them taking zadorov which i wouldn't be pleased with. this has to be an offensive forward taken with this selection.
but i'd be ok w/ a defense of:
it will have it's growing pains but i think there are enough solid forwards to continue to keep shot suppression down. of course, the goaltending needs to hold up.
"This team was never the same once we lost Patrik Sundstrom
"- Lou Lamoriello
“They’re the ones that makes it happen,” Lemaire said. “It’s not us. It’s not me. It’s not the other guy. It’s not the guy before. It’s not the guy after. It’s them. And they have to take care of business.”
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