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11-14-2011, 05:27 PM
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It's time for LA's two best defensemen to play together. The Kings paired two young defensemen together almost 20 years ago when they partnered Alexei Zhitnik with Rob Blake, and I think it's time they kept this pairing intact. They are both capable of logging close to 30 minutes of ice time, both are extraordinary skaters and highly skilled.
Some may question their propensity for trying to many risky moves with the puck, but as highly skilled defensemen, I think we'll see less time spent by the Kings inside their own zone with those two on the ice.
Voynov was performing very well being paired with Willie Mitchell, so I'd keep those two intact. Then you have a strong third defensive pairing that is reminiscent of Norstrom-Miller. Scuderi and Greene is LA's top pairing on the PK unit and provides them with a strong shutdown pairing on the blueline.
The only problem with a Johnson/Doughty pairing is you need your defensemen to, you know, play defense.
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