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What to call the hot new line

Awwwww yeah
Awwwww yeah
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Last game, the Kings started rolling Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik, and Jeff Carter on the same line. Needless to say, that was a lot of firepower. Long story short, they essentially won the game for the Kings, who started off down 3-0 in the first period. Sutter double shifted the line down the stretch, and it paid off as they put together five of the six goals (the other was a bouncing puck that made Brodeur look silly). As to what to call the newly formed super line, well, I had that covered.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>it&#39;s That...uh...[adds up 11+12+77]&#10;&#10;it&#39;s That 100 Line!</p>&mdash; Feliz NaviDunn (@NotDeadRyanDunn) <a href="https://twitter.com/NotDeadRyanDunn/status/545814851277180929">December 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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It works, but it doesn't really...flow? So here's some other ideas.

The JAM line (because Jeff, Anze, Marian). Then you can have the Space Jam theme song play when they score. Sure, it's the wrong sport, but fuck it.

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Actually, that's about all I got. But hey. Space Jam!

preview 10/11

I'd actually prefer if the Kings didn't role with Gaborik-Kopitar-Carter regularly since it screws with the rest of the lineup pretty badly. Tyler Toffoli is pretty much designated to the fourth line outright, and Trevor Lewis has to play center. The next lower lines look like this:

King-Stoll-Brown

Pearson-Richards Williams

Clifford-Lewis-Toffoli

Whereas, if you break up the top line juggernaut, you free up Toffoli, Lewis can go back to the wing, and Stoll gets to feast on fourth line minutes.

Brown-Kopitar-Toffoli

King-Carter-Gaborik

Pearson-Richards-Williams

who cares about the fourth line now

Then you can put the 100/JAM/blow loads in your pants line together if you need to. Of course, the bigger problem Los Angeles has is with Regehr out now, it's time for Jeff Schultz or Jamie McBain. I don't think Schultz could be worse than Regehr, and for penalty killing purposes it makes more sense using him over McBain. Good luck, Martinez.

Prediction: Schultz and Martinez results in five goals against. Kings lose 5-4. Goals by Kopitar, Gaborik, Carter, and Doughty.