Thread: Line Combos: New Stoll-less Lines 4/15
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04-15-2011, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TonySCV View Post
"Kings assistant GM Ron Hextall spoke after practice and said the team felt that Trevor Lewis was the best option to move into a more offensive role at center, which is why John Zeiler was called up instead of Brayden Schenn. The Kings will choose between Zeiler and Oscar Moller as the fourth-line center. Hextall and Jarret Stoll both described themselves as disappointed with the league’s decision to suspend Stoll for one game. More on this to come…"

Obviously (at least in practice) they went with Moller. We'll see if it sticks for tomorrow. If Zeiler gets substituted for Moller, Moller's probably already played his last NHL game.
Hextall's answer seems pretty reasonable. Lewis stepped up into a top six role briefly after Kopitar went down and did a decent job of it. Knows the system and his team mates pretty well. Schenn doesn't. QED.

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