Kings Gameday: Who'd You Rather?

I wish I had a giant scar on my face. He looks like a muppet, too, have you ever noticed that? (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LA Kings (3-1) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (Haha, Sharks suck), 7:30 PM

Fox Sports West

 

So here's a question: who'd you rather have on the ice?

Line 1: Andrei Loktionov - Anze Kopitar - Dustin Brown

Line 2: Ryan Smyth - Jarret Stoll - Justin Williams

Line 3: Alexei Ponikarovsky - Michal Handzus - Wayne Simmonds

 

It's a fun little question. Line 1 has the best player in Anze Kopitar, but they haven't really gelled quite yet. Line 2 has the best results so far, but... it can't really be them, right? Line 3 is the best defensively but is probably the weakest offensively.

A few other things to consider:

Average age:

Line 1- 22.666666666 years old

Line 2- 30.333333333 years old

Line 3- 28.333333333 years old

 

Average height:

Line 1- 6'2/3"

Line 2- 6'2/3"

Line 3- 6'3 1/3"

 

Average nose length:

Line 1- 2 1/8"

Line 2- 5" (results skewed by one line member)

Line 3- 2 1/4"

 

I think I'd take line 3 in a line battle but I'm not 100%. It's a fun problem to have. And unlike the Sharks, we have a defense! And a goalie!

Prediction: Kings win, 5-2. Goals by Kopitar (x2), Williams, Doughty and Simmonds.

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