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05-27-2009, 05:26 PM
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The Devils have two major problems in making this deal.

The first is we have a severe shortage of NHL centers. We have Zajac as the only real top-6 center we have. We have Pelley as the only real bottom-6 center we have. We have Elias, Rolston, and Zubrus who can play center in a pinch... but aren't too good at it.

The second is we have a severe shortage of NHL center prospects. We have Cormier as our top center prospect, Henrique as the #2, and David Wohlberg as the #3.

We need a defenseman, sure. But I have a hard time seeing the Devils sacrificing center depth to make it happen.

Our prospect depth at other positions is considerably better - the cupboard is far from "bare" as many people try to argue - but at center, we're scraping the bottom of the barrel. The prospects are all quality, but there are no first line centers in the bunch and there aren't many of them.

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