Lines and Rosters

[FLASHBACK 10/6/2007] Tonight’s lines – Inside the Kings

Brown-Kopitar-Cammalleri Calder-Armstrong-Frolov Nagy-Handzus-Willsie O’Sullivan-Murray-Ivanans Visnovsky-Blake Stuart-Preissing Modry-Johnson Bernier LaBarbera Tonight’s lines – Inside the Kings. 7 out of 12 forwards from ’07 are gone. Instead of Cammalleri, Calder and Armstrong, we have Smyth, Williams, Stoll and Purcell. On D, on D, 5 of 6 are gone. Only Johnson remains. In goal, well…  

[FLASHBACK 10/?/2008] Lines and pairings – Inside the Kings

Here’s how the Kings skated today: Moulson-Kopitar-Brown Frolov-Stoll-Moller Calder-Handzus-Simmonds Ivanans-Armstrong-Richardson Patrick O’Sullivan and Brian Boyle were the “spare” players today in the green jerseys, but these lines are likely to shift a bit when O’Sullivan is ready. It’s more stable on defense: Johnson-Greene O’Donnell-Doughty Gauthier-Preissing via Lines and pairings – Inside the Kings. Up front, 6…

Last cuts are coming, and my guess at the opening night roster:

[UPDATE: final cuts announced and I was right except for the Bernier/3-goalie plan] Smyth/Kopitar/Williams Purcell/Stoll/Brown Frolov/Handzus/Simmonds Ivanans/Lewis/Harrold (Clune [IR], Richardson) Martinez/Doughty Johnson/Scuderi Drewiske/Greene (SOD/susp.) Quick Ersberg Bernier That’s my guess. Hickey will get sent down; no loss of face there. DL will keep three goalies up and give Bernier a game or two. If he…

Kings Roster Down to 31

*waiver-exempt ^juniors eligibility remaining GOALIES (will re-assign 1) Erik Ersberg Jonathan Bernier* Jonathan Quick* DEFENSEMEN (will re-assign 2-4; depending on how Harrold is employed) Drew Doughty Matt Greene Jack Johnson Sean O’Donnell Rob Scuderi Joe Piskula* Andrew Campbell* Alec Martinez* Thomas Hickey* Davis Drewiske* FORWARDS (will re-assign 4-5) Ryan Smyth Anze Kopitar Jarret Stoll Justin…

Roster I Wish Were Possible

Smyth/Kopitar/Williams Purcell/Moller/Brown Frolov/Handzus/Simmonds Clune/Stoll/Westgarth (Harrold, Lewis) Johnson/Scuderi Doughty/Greene Hickey/SOD (Drewiske) Bernier Quick Or, as I like to think of it: 25/35/25 20/20/30 35/20/15 5/15/5  

This is a Pointless Exercise

But still I find myself thinking about it. Because it’s August. The following jersey numbers are unclaimed as of now: 4 – last worn by Rob Blake. Reserved for Hickey? 10 – last worn by Alyn McCauley. Reserved for Schenn? 12 – last worn by POS 19 – last worn by Kyle Calder 21 – last…

Cut and Paste from my comment on ItK re the Kings’ “third line”, so I can find it later when I want to remember what I said without having to search the unsearchable archives

How many third lines do the Kings have? The main issue with Brown/Handzus/Simmonds as a line is who would play on the right side. Brown sucked on the right last year, and talked openly about how difficult it was for him. Does Simmonds switch sides on that line? The funny thing is, x/Stoll/Brown is <i>also</i>…