They have produced a pretty dominating run. And Sutter has stuck with them recently for the most part. As best as I can recall, this seems to be the most significant realignment since Murray was removed and Sutter installed. It's a shake up, obviously without Penner, from the Cup run lines that seemed to be etched in stone.
As evidenced tonight, King seems to have matured and benefited the most. Really rounding into a dangerous forward. He never seemed to take on the left with Richards and Carter, but seems to work playing with Kopitar and Carter.
Stoll seems rejuvenated to me centering the second line, and I like this line a lot overall. I like Stoll better when he's on a line expected to provide production instead of just energy and defense.
The part I don't really understand yet is Richards on the third line with Toffoli and LW Anon. Richards seems like he's a champ and trying to make the best of it, but ultimately has become a man without a country. He seems to re-awaken on the PP a bit back with skilled people to dish to, but a bit lost buried where he is.
The only part of this whole experiment that seems inarguably brilliant seems to be skating the King Kong Line (K-K-C) with Doughty and Muzzin. Which Sutter seems to try to do quite a bit. Those five have some crazy take over a shift alchemy.
Hard to find any fault with the results of the recent run and domination, but if I had to pick a nit, Richards seems a little lost. Just seems like he should stay with Carter.
Glad Sutter has to be the personnel chemist and not me.