Story might be true or not, but it might as well be true. Players that have been scratched are not going to love the coach. I ran into Mark Fraser years ago and he thought the same thing. He wanted out and couldn't believe another player passed him on the depth chart.(it was Fayne). His agent was desperately trying to get Lou to move him, and Lou was basically ignoring the agent for a few months. It wouldn't shock me if that was the case with Larsson and his agent.
Unless there are injuries, there is going to be one happy defenseman all year in NJ (Gelinas or Larsson). All the talk will be that Salvador needs to get scratched. It just won't happen. Lou isn't going to be intimidated by any agent here or threats to bolt.
Josefson...I kind of feel bad for, except he had a really meh camp. He didn't show Deboer anything really that would get Pete to even think about putting him in a game.
'Unless there are injuries' - of course there will be injuries. And honestly, as bad as Salvador has been, I'm not sure that Gelinas hasn't been worse 5 on 5.