- Niedermayer was UFA
- Rafalski was UFA
- Stevens' status was unknown
Lots of concern that Nieds wouldn't stick around, along with concern that Rafalski would walk. Uncertainty over Stevens' return. So PeteyNice points out the possibility that, in a worst-case scenario, the Devils open the season with the following defensive pairings:
...sweet fancy Moses is that terrifying. Makes the Devils' current defensive corps of:
Salvador-Greene/Corrente/Murphy seem like a powerhouse by comparison.
So think of it this way - at least we no longer have Sean Brown vying for a roster spot.
Edited by insanity_gallops, 22 July 2009 - 09:13 AM.