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Devils RFA's May Go Unsigned

Rumors persist that some Devils restricted free agents may go unsigned.  The Devils will obviously sign players like Bobby Ryan and grinder David Clarkson but recent activities have thrown doubt on whether or not the team will retain the rights to some other former key players.
After trading for forwards Petr Kalus, Dan Fritsche and goalie Karri Ramo it could become true that none of the three will be resigned by the club.  All of them have taken steps back in development, or in Ramo's case has made it clear he doesn't really expect to ever play in the NEFHL again. After an awful season in which Ramo went 6-49-9, apparently his confidence is shattered. He managed to go a more respectful 2-4-2 this year but, Devils management saw him crying as he boarded a plane to Russia. Opting to take the easy way out in going to an easier league fans of the team were seen holding signs like "Stats don't need translations, you'll still suck in Russian!"  The team once pegged him as a top goaltending prospect, and at 23 the team is shocked he's calling it quits on the league already.  While there is always a chance he comes back, in all likelihood it won't be as a Devil.

The team also has young forward Dan Fritsche who came over in the awful Markov trade that has seen two of the pieces completely take steps back (OKT being the other) and the 3rd piece, Stralman, so far plateau out as nothing more than a small, unreliable offensive defenseman.  Fritsche, after being 2nd on the team in scoring 2007-2008 during the 8 win season, fell drastically once the team amassed some actual talent and only managed 5 assists last year (NO GOALS) in 47 games in limited duties. The team has other cheaper options at center and wing for the 4th line and Fritsche will likely be let go in favor of potential UFA's or prospect signings.

Petr Kalus is still a favorite of the GM's even a couple years later but his complete opposition against learning the defensive side of the game has left him an outsider of the NEFHL with a smaller and smaller chance of seeing him lace it up in a meaningful way.  He did somehow manage 1 goal in 20 games last year but it will likely be his last one for a long time. For a guy not so long ago billed as one of the teams top 5 prospects he's fallen a long way. and With cap space at an all time high, he could be let go.