if this line stays together next year, where will Stoll be? 4th line... If we expect schenn for be 2nd line i wonder how this line works with stoll instead of richardson? could be better, they would win a ton! of faceoffs and their speed would still be pretty fast.
... I would imagine that Clifford-Richardson-Simmonds would still be the third line, based on playing time. Just from what I know about Terry Murray (he's not going anywhere, by the way).
Stoll would still center the second, and probably have Methuselah on his LW and Brown on his RW.
If the Kings are going to win this series, it'll be because of the Clifford-Richardson-Simmonds line. The Sharks have had no answer for it all series long. You need a successful 3rd line to do damage in the playoffs, and the Kings have that in spades.
(Quick continuing to channel Patrick Roy will be a key component as well, but that's for another thread. )
you need a line to use when your top guns are injured or not producing. Look at the Bickell-Bolland-Frolik line and how it shut the sedin line down. Another example was the Anahiem line with R. Nieds, Pahlsson, and moen. They shut other teams top guns but also produced offensively, heck Pahlsson got CS consideration.