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02-23-2012, 08:46 PM
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You're overlooking two things. One, the guy who gets benched up front to make room for Jeff Carter. Two, the guy that has to come in and play in Jack Johnson's place on the blue line. Now, the first one isn't going to matter all that much because you're essentially pushing down Jarret Stoll and pushing out someone like Trevor Lewis.

However, Johnson's replacement on the blue line is what will be interesting to watch. Johnson was their 2nd most used defenseman. Bringing up Voynov is likely what will happen but how will they allocate the responsibilities to fill the void. You can't simply put all that on Voynov and expect better results. And the supporting cast of d-men on LA is not all that impressive past Doughty in terms of bringing offense and defense. Defensively, they are still very good with Scuderi, Greene, and Mitchell. However, you're looking at Voynov, Martinez, and Drewiske who will be the ones asked to step up. Good luck with that.

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