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03-04-2011, 11:25 AM
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Herby
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I don't think the Kings have Schenn replacing Handzus, maybe as far as roster spot goes. But Schenn is not going to be thrown into a shutdown role. I assume Stoll will move down to the 3rd line where his game is better suited and one of Schenn and Loktionov will center the 2nd line.

I think they will both be on the roster next year, with one centering the 2nd line and the other one centering a more talented 4th line.

Maybe move Lewis up to the wing on the 3rd line.

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

I really love that lineup. You have Schenn or Loktionov with two veteran players. You have Stoll where he should be on the 3rd line between two speedy, defensively responsible players to form a shutdown line.

Then on the fourth line you give Loktionov or Schenn a chance to play with a guy with pretty good hands in Parse and give him a tougher guy to open up space for them in Clifford, but a tough guy who can actually play hockey.

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