New Jersey Devils: What To Do With Pavel Zacha

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Force The Center Position To Work

This probably is the least desirable option for many. Zacha hasn’t been great playing the center position. His faceoffs have been really inconsistent to say the least. Obviously, playing center against the best players in the world doesn’t help things. A lot of the players on the lower lines could be faceoff specialists. Those players try to win to get it to low-line scorers. Zacha does seem outmatched in that aspect.

However, having as much physicality as Zacha has, it would be a sin if he couldn’t put it together to be a good center. Being a net front presence while also having a skilled shot would be a great advantage on the second and third line.

Also, keeping the train rolling on the Zacha-plays-center train could open the door for Henrique and Coleman to move to the wing, giving them a chance to focus on their respective offensive games.

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