After watching that game, I think Parse might have lost his "spot" on the second line. But not to Schenn/Loki, to Richardson. Him and Williams work so well together, they both are very good/quick skaters that are decent passers and finishers. Even with Schenn playing a very safe game last nite that line was maintaining pressure and skating around the ducks.
If that ends up happening, I think it might give Lewis a good chance to make the team. As it stands now, I really see no place for Clifford, and I was thinking to my self in the middle of the game last nite that he wasn't playing that noticeable, then literally 8 secs later he and Simmonds played that great neutral zone rush to goal. Schenn/Loki while I think both are capable of playing top9 mins right now in the NHL, there just seems to be no spot for them. That leaves Lewis as kind of a wild card here. He is at the point where there isn't that much growth that can be obtained from the minors (similar to a Schenn and juniors situation) so I think its not unthinkable to have play 4th line center/13th forward imo.
Finally to all the people lovin on Muzzin, you crack me up. Two days ago people were questioning why Muzzin was here, commenting on how much better Fransson had looked in all the games and practices people here had seen. Now its Muzzin was the best of bottom 3 options......Bottom-line, just like before you can't make a judgment on a player off one game or a few practices that you were able to see.
Doughty has never been in a scrap to the best of my knowledge. If he fought Ryan he'd get worked, sorry.
I don't know about that. Bobby Ryan is a big kid but he isn't exactly tough. I think it'd be a fair fight. Plus Simmonds was manhandling Ryan during that whole escapade and he probably has 20+ lbs on Simmonds.