July 3rd, 2014, 02:59 AM #1
Maple Leafs: Kings strong at centre; Toronto isnít (Toronto Star)
If the NHL is a copycat league, then the Maple Leafs may well be copying the wrong cats.
Because if the Los Angeles Kings proved one thing on their way to the Stanley Cup, itís that strength at centre matters.
And centre continues to be the Leafsí one glaring weakness.
Consider the Kings: Anze Kopitar (6-foot-3, 224 pounds), Jeff Carter (6-foot-4, 212 pounds), Jarret Stoll (6-foot-1, 213 pounds), Mike Richards (5-11, 196) and Trevor Lewis (6-1, 198). Five centres, four lines, and they come at you in waves, as the Sharks, Ducks, Blackhawks and Rangers can testify.
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