If this isn't enough to get Fayne in the lineup he'll probably be sitting all year, Volchenkov-Harrold is one of the most atrocious pairings i've ever seen on this team.
I predicted the Devils to have a top 10 defense this year. But three things need to happen.
Greene would have to play like he can.
Fayne actually has to play, and if he does, play like he can.
Larsson had to have a breakout year.
So far, only one of those 3 has happened. IMO, Greene, Fayne, and Larsson should be getting 20-25 minutes a game. Salvador, Volchenkov, and Zidlicky should be getting no more than 15 minutes a game. Zid and Volch are basically Special Teams guys at this point in their careers. Volch is good on the pk, and Zid is good on the pp.
Could be worse? 0-1-2 is better than 0-3-0. Yay for math. Good to see the new guys contribute. Couldn't tell ya where Henrique and Zajac have been. Goooooootta beat the Canucks tomorrow..
Like I said, the team is getting better each game. It's still only 3 games, and the team is beginning to gel. The forwards need to be better in their own end. Communication is key in that regard. I'll officially start to worry if they're still losing 15 games into the season. Vancouver doesn't have much forward depth, so I think this is a team we can take. And their defense doesn't scare me. Outside of Hamhuis, it's a pretty weak defense core.