Dwight King – Anze Kopitar – Jeff Carter
Dustin Brown – Mike Richards – Justin Williams
Kyle Clifford – Trevor Lewis – Matt Frattin
Daniel Carcillo – Jarret Stoll – Jordan Nolan
That is just…awful.
That certainly is a very tall first line. 6’4″, 6’3″, 6’4″ – one towering group of forwards. By height, it’s like having seven Martin St. Louis on one line. Is Tampa Bay a short team? I am too lazy to look. The problem is Dwight King now has to play above his skill set and Jeff Carter is without Mike Richards. Yin needs Yang.
Dustin Brown with Mike Richards has never done it for me. The thing with Jeff Carter is that he knows how to get open. He has a terrific hockey IQ and he makes finding the open space or seam look easy. Mike Richards is obviously so in tune with Carter that when Carter is open, he generally has the puck on his stick. Dustin Brown doesn’t have that same skill and Justin Williams is, akin to Richards, more of a play maker. So unless the purpose of this line is to…actually I don’t know what the purpose of this line is. Do you?
That third and fourth line is just a mess. It’s like a finger painting work of art my 5-year-old would draw. I mean, I know what she intended because I am her dad but you wouldn’t. I don’t know what to do with the third and fourth. I love Trevor Lewis at center. And that’s about it.
I want the last lines back.
I still love Darryl Sutter.
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