While people might still insist on calling the Loktionov the Devils' top unit, we all know it'll be the Elias-Zajac-Clarkson trio that will have to carry the load for at least two weeks. I don't mind the idea of D'Agostini on that line. I like his speed and he did sore 20 goals recently enough that the Devils can still use it a banner reason to promote him. That said, I see several problems with that troika. For one, there aren't enough finishers. I like Henrique and Loktionov's skillsets, but neither of them are going to be scoring 40 goals anytime soon and I don't think D'Agostini is suddenly going to return to form after just a couple games as a Devil. I do think that line can create some problems with their playmaking ability, but I think Henrique is really going to have to step up if they're going to even remotely replace Kovy's production. And that's my second issue with this line. Can Henrique take a step forward? I'm not sure. I think we all agree his long-term ceiling is sky high, but he's struggled to score goals this season outside of the occasional outburst. Also, I don't know how Loktionov will fare without Kovy. We saw how much the top line sagged when Lokti missed a pair of games last week. Was that because of the way the Devils had to rearrange their centermen or was that due to Lokti and Kovy suddenly being separated. I have a lot more questions than answers about this line, which is how I imagine Pete DeBoer feels as well.