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01-29-2011, 05:12 PM
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I'm sorry but with Kopitar and Schenn looking to be our 2 Centers of the future, our best bet with Loktionov is as a LW. What LW's do we have in our system that will likely be top 2 line material? Maybe Kitsyn? Thats it. Kopi and Schenn will be our top 2 centers, Lokti isn't meant for a 3rd line checking role. We need him to move to the left side.

I see something like this next season...

Loktionov-Kopitar-Brown
Smyth-Schenn-Williams
Clifford-Stoll-Simmonds
Richardson-Lewis-Parse/Westgarth

It would be suicide to trade Stoll and have 2 rookie Centers as our #2 and #3

Only thing thats plausible is if we let Stoll walk after next season, we could have Kopitar as #1, Lokti as #2, and Schenn as #3 center, but that just seems like a waste to have Schenn as a #3. I'd rather resign Stoll as our Handzus replacement for a number of years.

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