Agreed. I sure hope they move/amnesty one of Fayne/Tallinder or preferably Sal or Volchie
I'd like to see Volchenkov amnestied but I'd be shocked if it happens. I'd be open to trading Fayne or Tallinder but I could see Lou going into the season with 8 D again.
i'm ok with re-signing zid for 2/7.5. i'm bullish on merril and gelinas as much as the next guy but zidlikcy brings an element that nobody else on the devils possesses.
fiesty - taking the twitter conversation here, the devils d is definitely seeing at least two and very likely 3 departures. i do not expect volchenkov to go anywhere. fayne and tallinder are the most likely guys to be gone and i could see both of them be traded for assets. harrold staying is a toss up.
i think this is how it will end up but I could see one of fayne/tallinder get to camp just to make sure merrill or gelinas is the real deal and then one gets dealt.
Assuming guys like Fayne, Larsson, and Tallinder are still here - I really worry about them losing minutes to inferior D like Salvador, Volchenkov, and Zidlicky. I am a huge fan of Tallinder and Fayne but I'm open to trading them, though Fayne seems like the only one who'd be able to get them a solid forward back. Tallinder deserves to play so I hope for his sake the Devils trade him and maybe pick up something on draft day. I like Harrold as the 7th guy but obviously there would have to be moves made to retain him for that role.
Overall, I'm just going to be annoyed if they walk into the season with 8 D again...I don't mind Merrill spending the majority if not all of his first pro year in Albany to get used to the game. Gelinas missed some time with an injury this year so I'm sure more AHL time could do him well. Urbom is still young but I'd love to see him get an extended run at the NHL level to gauge his progress.
Curious as to what posters here think Fayne and Tallinder could each bring back in a trade...