Roster Thoughts and Offseason Speculation for the 2011-2012 Season II
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06-12-2011, 02:02 PM
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: North Texas
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I don't think there is any room for both. Kopitar, Stoll and Lewis will be at center. If Richardson is at LW, then they still have Penner, Smyth and Clifford at that position. Which leaves one center spot available for either one of Loktionov or Schenn.
I could see Kopitar-Loktionov-Stoll-Schenn as the centers, at least to start the season. Lewis can play RW on the 4th line.
Richardson will be kept as insurance for Loktionov/Schenn and/or injuries. Same with Parse, he will get 4th line minutes until there is an injury. Loktionov has to make the team as the #2 center for him to be usefull. He's not an energy/shutdown center.
I think Dean will make some moves at the draft and could open up some spots for the younger players or some of the younger players could get traded.
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