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10-08-2010, 11:28 AM
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Arnott is 36 years old. Injuries the last 2 seasons. Rolston is still in the NHL because of the 35 plus contract. He would riding the buses with Wade Redden and Michael Nylander this winter if not for his contract status.

Question mark. It's a huge question mark. It's the reason why lost to Carolina in 2009 and to Philly in 2010. Did they address that area? They needed to keep Martin and add another top blue-liner. Someone who could move the puck and add offense. Look at the Cup winners since the lockout,they all were good on D including Carolina in 2006 which didn't have a #1 type D but six NHL D.

Buffalo wasn't sad to see Tallinder go and Volchenkov signed to a 6 year contract with the way he plays isn't a wise investment. Volchenkov sees some of his partners and there is no Chris Phillips on the other side.

Greene couldn't get into the line-up when Sutter was the coach with MacLean on his staff. He played better under Jacques who is gone and MacLean was in Lowell.

Fraser stinks. Urbom is a 19 year old.

Lou has no cap room to add other pieces on D. He tried to trade some of his contracts with no success.

If you think that defense is a Cup caliber,then what are you watching? Goaltending and defense win the playoffs. The Devils used that formula to win. Now the formula is different.

Shoddy D and Brodeur will be 39 years old in a few months.
Still a very good top-9. You can pick apart every teams forward lines and find shortcomings. But you're right; Devils fans seem to think guys who are in their mid-30's dont get injured.

The issue the Devils will have is not having healthy scratches, and having to fly/bus/truck/parachute replacements in from Albany when dudes get hurt or sick. What if they're in Detroit and a Elias gets food poisoning before the game? They're going to have to fly a replacement in on a F-18 just to get there by puck drop LOL

It would behoove the Devils' wives to not give birth or for any of the players' family members to die during the season, or any other reason a player would ask for time off.

I don't know...I look at the Devils roster and don't see a team that will beat Washington, Pittsburgh or Philly in a 7-game series. But who knows

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