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    Default The New(ish) Top Lines

    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.

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    Richards is the best guy to work with Toffoli. They just need a LW to gel with them. Toffoli will get better faster on Richard's hip.
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    I think Toffoli will benefit from Richards a lot, but it looks wrong to have Richards on third line, but what else can you do. Maybe replace Stoll with Richards, but then you get 2 dangerous lines only, now we have three.

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    It's a pretty decent attempt to spread the skill out with toughness on each line.

    1st Line- All are getting points but I'd hazard to say that Carter's game is the most off.
    2nd Line- Stoll just needs to be good at faceoffs and be smart in all zones to let Brown and Williams do their thing.
    3rd Line- Richards is mainly a playmaker, Stoll with those guys wouldn't amount to much as those wingers need a good playmaker on that line, Stoll isn't a great playmaker.
    4th Line- They do what they have to do to get minutes, play hard play smart and don't do stupid ****. If they can get themselves some points for us all the better.

    We need everyone healthy of course but we really need another true LW that isn't soft but can still put some points on the board with help. We don't need a gamebreaker and their salary but we do need some help.

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    Default Lewis Is Garbage On Any Line!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by nosoupforyou View Post
    Richards is the best guy to work with Toffoli. They just need a LW to gel with them. Toffoli will get better faster on Richard's hip.
    Why on God's green Earth does coach Darryl Sutter continue to play Trevor Lewis he is crap,garbage and doesn't fit anywhere!He provides no offense and is only a defensively player that doesn't do anything well. He's not as good as Jarret Stoll in the faceoff circle and can't bang bodies like Kyle Clifford. He isn't a playmaker like Linden Vey and doesn't ever score either in the assist or goalscoring department!So want gives with coach Sutter? Trade Lewis he makes me sick even to see him in the lineup on the 4th line. All Lewis brings is depth and nothing more!Surely we have better players in Manchester(Weal,Andreoff,Pearson,Kozun,Kitsyn,N Shore)than Lewis. I hope their is expansion in 2014 so that Lewis' 1.3 M stipend can leave town as he brings nothing,niente,nada!!!

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    Nolan has stepped it up as well since the Cup win playoffs. What I really like about Nolan is I guess he is the Kings "enforcer type" now but he actually has some skill too and can score so they don't have to waste a roster spot for an enforcer like they used to have to do. The lines are doing great though overall.
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    i really like the new lines. the only hole right now is on Richards' LW but i'm hoping Clifford can be the guy there. that line needs some size to create some space for Richards and Toffoli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosoupforyou View Post
    Richards is the best guy to work with Toffoli. They just need a LW to gel with them. Toffoli will get better faster on Richard's hip.
    Mike Richards has future head coach written all over him.

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    I would like to see them swap Toffoli and Carter, but i'm sure Sutter thinks Toffoli is not ready for 1st line duties

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    King works with Kopitar like Ryan Smyth worked with Kopitar. Win the walls and crash the goal. Keep possession. Brown was never that player.

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