Roster Thoughts and Offseason Speculation for the 2012-2013 Season
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06-18-2012, 12:38 AM
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And what are these faceoffs and board victories doing for us? They sure as hell arent resulting in goals...
People exagerate the impact of faceoffs, especcially when you are winning them to bottom six players.
All of his minor penalties and his inability to put points on the board negate his faceoffs, board battles, and intangibles.
So what's Loktionov going to bring if he's not producing as a third line center and can't win faceoffs or play physically? Lewis and Richardson are better wingers than they are centers, so then the Kings will be left with a big hole to fill on the 3rd line.
It's also nice to have a defensively responsible center who can match up well against any line the opposing team ices and gives the Kings an option to rest their top two centers. As unproductive as Stoll was during the regular season, he was one of the more physical players on the team. Unfortunately, that type of intense and physical game is going to result into penalties from time to time.
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