**** man we have a plethora of better defensemen than Foster. If they really are in demand then I can definitely see trading one. Rather than wasting our time rolling with 8 D, and only 13 forwards when our weakness is scoring as it stands right now.
The way I see it, the only way Lou doesn't make a move is if he has faith in who we have in the system. My gut feeling says we won't see any moves made until training camp is either half over or completely over. Though with the question marks regarding Butler and Tedenby, if we are going to make a trade to bring in a forward, we're in a good position to do so.
I just can't see him rolling with 8 defensemen with 7 being NHL caliber, and only carrying 13 forwards. Especially if the team needs more scoring. Even if it just opens up a roster spot I could see Tallinder being dealt for picks. I really believe a defenseman will be dealt, but it may not be right away. Maybe they wanna wait 2 weeks, and see what's out there. Someone could end up on LTIR out of those 8 guys that could put them out the entire season, and we might do nothing.
Lou hinted at a trade last Summer, and TG just brought that up tonight on twitter.