(Merge this with another thread if appopriate).
I was thinking of the possibility of the Devils moving up to Carolina's 4 or 5 spot. Carolina has made it clear that they want to bolster their defense, and they're facing a bit of a cap crunch with $7.6 million needed to fill 5 roster spots (not taking into account amnesties of course). They've also invested a lot in forwards recently with Skinner, Semin and Staal. There's a good chance that one of the good defenseman will be available at 11 through 9, Zadorov or Nurse, plus the Devils have cheap defensemen to offer, Gelinas, Urbom, Fayne (albeit he's a UFA after next season).
Problem I guess is that Carolina probably perceives themselves as a team that can win now, so they may not have use for unproven defenseman like Urbom and Gelinas, both of whom have limited upside.
Lou was able to hoodwink Edmonton to move up and get Parise. Maybe he can kibosh again.