He's slow and old. Salvador in for volch, sure no arguments there. But are you serious? Zids and Gelinas bring something that makes up for there defensive flaws, overall I'd rather have either one of them over him any day. Merrill isn't as physical but he's pretty good in his own end, barring some rookie mistakes.
I don't care what Salvador did 2 years ago, he's not the same player he was, he is 2 years older and it shows. I imagine you are a hard core proponent of letting Marty split/get more starts than Cory.
That being said I like him ALOT more than I like Volchenkov, but they both are way to slow. And this team did just fine with him not in the locker room for the majority of the year, I don't think he brings anything to the Locker room that we don't have without him. The guys are tough, are they never give up.
I really don't want Merrill sent down, I think he's getting more than enough ice time, to the point where if its between learning up here or down there, I'd prefer it be up here. But you are right Salvador is not going to get benched and he's not going to be traded, so looks like Fayne needs to be moved. Fayne + teddy, lou should work some magic and hose someone.
I don't think that Mark Fayne is a superstar by any means, but I'd rather move Zidlicky before moving Mark Fayne. I don't think Mark Fayne would merit a lot of interest.