Roster Thoughts and Offseason Speculation for the 2011-2012 Season III
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07-07-2011, 02:58 PM
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Some options for a utility forward/grinder who can fill the 3rd line RW position:
Mike Grier - has always been a reliable checker who gives his all and often plays hurt.
Jarkko Ruutu - one of the biggest pests in the NHL, but he doesn't seem to be as physically active as he once was.
Antti Miettinen - had he not signed with the KHL, he'd be a useful two-way forward on any team.
Kyle Wellwood - pleasant surprise for the Sharks as a mid-season addition, can play C as well and has adapted himself to be a two-way forward, similar to Brad Richardson.
Ryan Shannon - another pleasant surprise, this time for the Senators. Shifted to wing and contributed offensively with limited ice time.
There aren't many free agent options for the Kings to pursue. Their best option is to just go with what they have and perhaps develop a player into that role.
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