I'd like to see Hrabarenka or Helgeson get some time. Why would the Devils sign another defenseman when they've been praising their own defensive depth for this entire off-season. We have an 7th defenseman who will jump in in case of injury, and that's Harrold. I understand the reasoning behind signing a depth defeseman that can bounce in between, but I don't see that happening. You're going to have a depth guy that is going to be repeatedly exposed to waivers if the Devils have a multitude of injuries. It's just much easier to move around a younger guy if the injury bug hits us hard.
Unless Severson is going back to Kelowna, which I don't think he is, i'd love to see him as the guy we give a shot to in case of injury, DeBoer said that Severson will be given a legitimate look to make the team in September but I think Severson's contract situation with him being able to go down without waivers is gonna prevent him from making the team, unless he REALLY impresses and grabs a job. So yeah, I agree, i'd rather just have our young d with guys like Helgeson or Severson come up and play instead of signing a veteran depth guy.