Would the Devils be interested in Keith Carney or Ruslan Salei of the Ducks?Carney is as close as you can get to a superb stay at home defenseman like Stevens...the only difference is Carney will not go for the big hits.
Lets be realistic. How many years does Stevens have left? I wouldn't be surprised if this is his last year in the NHL. I think what the Devils should be looking for is a long-term solution, because Stevens is very much short-term.
I think Carney has either a player-option or a team-option for next year...
Carney has stated he would like to stay in Anaheim (naturally)
and the team would definitely want to keep him around unless they find someone else to lead the defensive prescence of the Ducks. Carney has been suffering from nagging injuries all season, and his troubles have reflected in the Ducks fortunes.