Thread: Speculation: 2013-2014 Roster Discussion III
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09-13-2013, 05:42 PM
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Herby
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Originally Posted by BigKing View Post
The answer to the Bottom 6 problem is the obvious shuffling of centers:

11
77
10
28

Or they can just keep on trying to force guys to play out of their natural positions.

Until that happens, which is probably never, scoring will be limited in the Bottom 6.

23-11-14
21-77-73
74-10-22
13-28-71

24, Carcillo

Richards still gets huge PP and PK time and there is actually a guy in the Bottom 6 with offensive skill. There is also a line with a lot of toughness with Stoll more than likely being even dirtier than usual with the two tough guys riding next to him.

Everyone wins except the Flyers expats who believe Carter/Richards need to play on the same line and sleep in bunk beds together every night. I could care less if Richards' even strength scoring numbers drop a bit if it increases those of whomever he plays with.
This is spot on, but sadly it doesn't seem like it's going to be tried.

That gives the Kings three lines capable of scoring, and matchup problems down the middle for every team we face and lets TT and Carter play their natural positions. But like you said, looks like it's not even going to get a sniff.

A bottom six of

King - Stoll - Lewis
Clifford - Fraser - Nolan

...Is really really really bad, nothing to be excited about with either of those lines.

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