I agree with the brodeur part, but while loktinov has potential, I feel hes extremely overrated on this website. I also couldnt disagree more that fayne is better than volchenkov and larsson. Everyone was better than salvador last year, we all know that, but you have to see how he comes out of the gate this year. Its not impossible for him to bounce back. But larssons decision making, puck moving skills, and poise, makes him without a doubt much better than fayne. Also volchenkovs shot blocking and ability to take the body makes him much better than fayne. Faynes decisions with the puck have ALWAYS been atrocious. Losing fayne at the end of the year wouldnt effect this team one bit, especially with a handful of young Dmen coming up with much more potential than him.
People say stuff like this, and I'd just like for you to remember this post in 5 years. It is really hard to find players as good as Mark Fayne. Then again, you don't think he's good already, but he's not sitting for players who are better than him, he is sitting for Peter Harrold, a guy who couldn't crack the team when Fayne was getting 20 minutes a night in 2011-12.
It's all in the data. The team does better with Fayne on the ice than with Larsson and Volchenkov.