they need a centre for depth. If schroeder cant hack it in the playoffs, we sure dont want ebbett there and lappy needs to anchor the 4th line.
More specifically, an upgrade on Malhotra is needed. Malhotra is the only guy who can be trusted for left-side, defensive zone face-offs. But, sadly, he no longer does anything else well. So a left-handed centre who is good at face-offs and can take a regular shift would be nice.
Malhotra would be great if an extra player could be dressed. He'd get 3-5 minutes a night, killing penalties and taking defensive zone face-offs. He'd be our Patrice Bergeron from the 2010 Olympics. And the rest of the time, a bruiser could skate on the left side of Lapierre.