Roster Thoughts and Offseason Speculation for the 2012-2013 Season III
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08-17-2012, 10:03 AM
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Not as good as the chemistry Gagne and Richards had for years in Philly. It also doesn't change the fact that Gagne is a better player, better skater and far more skilled. It doesn't make sense to keep a top 6 talent like his, who has history of success with Richards, buried on a 3rd line. All three are great two way players and Carter and Gagne have the speed and skill to make that a dynamic scoring line.
Penner did play well on the 2nd line (but was only there because Gagne was hurt) Penner also played well done the stretch with Stoll on the third line. And would be a good fit, size and everything else with Stoll and the speedy Lewis. He's just not as good as Gagne.
Bottom line is that Sutter is a pretty smart hockey guy and hasn't made many mistakes yet, he'll do what he feels is best for the team to have the best fit on each line.
That is if we even have a season...Fehr and Bettman don't look be be backing down.
Hockey really can afford a prolonged shutdown, and hopefully both sides understand that.
And I don't think you break up King - Stoll - Lewis.
It's the most logical though, King plays a game just like Penner.
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