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02-17-2011, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by AKAY47 View Post
Just a thought but with Loktionov's emergence, does that make Schenn expendable or are we looking at building around our centers ala Pittsburgh Penguins.

Kopitar's a poor man's Crosby
Loktionov's a poor poor poor man's Malkin
Schenn will eventually be Jordan Staal, even better..
I doubt Schenn would be traded nor would I want that to happen. Like defensemen, you can't have too many good centers either. Handzus is an FA at the end of the season and is getting up there in age. You may want to resign him at a lower cost to mentor Lokti and Schenn.

I hope that eventually, Kopi, Lokti, Schenn man the middle for the Kings for years. Even the 3rd line center is still going to get upwards of 17 minutes a game and most teams try to roll with 3 scoring lines now anyway. The best part of Lokti is that he was a 5th round pick. It's been awhile since we've had a lower round pick like that make a significant impact. I hope he ends that drought.

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