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01-25-2013, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Herby View Post
I was actually thinking about this also.

But if the Kings were still in the market for a higher scoring second line center in hopes of Richards sliding down to the 3rd line, why on Earth did they sign Stoll to that ridiculous multi-year contract?

I think we are going to have Kopi-Richards-Stoll as our top 3, and any additional skill added to the lineup will be on the wing.
Because it's not easy getting talent. We know what the Kings had to give up to get Richards. We see what free agents the Kings have actually been able to get over the years.

If Richards gets a lot of points on the PP, then we can see why he doesn't get a lot of points with the Kings, it seems to be where PP goals come to die(except when it mattered most last year, woohoo!). We don't know how good King and Lewis are offensively over the long term, but they're not great offensive wingers for Stoll. A couple years back when Smyth and Brown were on his wings, he had a decent year. Last year sucked, but nobody outside of 3 guys scored last year.

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