How do we now have 5 lines of forwards, not even counting Barch and Popodopolous? I doubt we see Teddy or Josefson back up this season, which still leaves us with too many forwards. And it doesn't even begin to take into account the cluster F on defense.
Lou is like those extreme coupon shoppers this season...they will buy anything in bulk so long as it's cheap, regardless of the fact that they can't possibly use 123,000 boxes of Ajax in their lifetime.
Tedenby's not coming back, but this idea that you can have too many players post-trade deadline is absurd. The Devils a week ago played Tim Sestito and Stephen Gionta as their 3rd and 4th line centers. Now we pick up one guy and we've got too many forwards? Depth is critical, and the Devils don't have it at the minor league level. Kostopoulos can fill in on a 3rd line in a pinch, but he shouldn't go anywhere near the top 2.
As for the D, I can think of at least 4 years in the last 10 where the Devils rolled with 8 D, and another (last year) where they had 7 + a guy who was injured and returned for the playoffs.