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Puck U 04-20-2010 11:30 PM

HF's Organizational Rankings, Spring 2010, LA KINGS @ #2
 
#2. Los Angeles Kings

Strengths: The Kings have a strong, varied group on the back end, with puck-movers (Thomas Hickey, Vyacheslav Voynov), defensive stalwarts (Colten Teubert, Davis Drewiske), and two-way guys as well (Alec Martinez, Nicolas Deslauriers). Goaltender Jonathan Bernier has been dominant in the AHL, and has some quality prospects behind him. Up front, Brayden Schenn highlights a deep group that's equal parts skill and grit.
Weaknesses: The Kings have no surefire top-six prospects on either wing, and the right side is especially weak. Hickey, Andrei Loktionov, and Trevor Lewis were all challenged by major injuries this season, and need to finish the season strong to have a chance at the NHL roster next year. The glut of talented goaltenders in the organization is making it difficult for some important net prospects to get the ice time they need to develop.
Top 5 Prospects: 1. Brayden Schenn, C, 2. Jonathan Bernier, G, 3. Thomas Hickey, D, 4. Vyacheslav Voynov, D, 5. Colten Teubert, D.

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...spring2010110/
:yo: :handclap: :yo:

Habstract 04-20-2010 11:32 PM

Thumbs up! :handclap:

DAkings20 04-20-2010 11:42 PM

I wanna see Voynov make the big club next season.

Reaper45 04-21-2010 12:20 AM

I don't see Drewiske as a defensive stalwart.

socalpuck 04-21-2010 12:31 AM

With 5 picks in 3 rounds the Kings should be able to add quality depth.:yo:
DL and staff are doing a great job not rushing the kids and letting them develop.

BringTheReign 04-21-2010 01:29 AM

Aren't we weaker on the left wing, not the right like the article says? Or is that just a perceived problem with the big club?

Puck U 04-21-2010 01:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BringTheReign (Post 25345863)
Aren't we weaker on the left wing, not the right like the article says? Or is that just a perceived problem with the big club?

On the LEFT at least according to HF, we have ...

1.Scott Parse 6.5B
2.Kyle Clifford 6.5C
3.Dwight King 6.0C
4.Geordie Wudrick 6.0C
5.Richard Clune 5.0B

On the RIGHT according to HF, we ONLY have ...

1.Brandon Kozun 7.0D
2.Linden Vey 6.0C
3.Marc-Andre Cliche 6.0D
NOTE: Oscar Moller was listed as a RW, but has Graduated from the Prospect list due to # of NHL games played.

so NO.


Then Up the CENTER, we have ...

1.Brayden Schenn 8.0C
2.Andrei Loktionov 7.0C
3.Garrett Roe 7.0D
4.Juraj Mikus 7.0D
5.Justin Azevedo 7.0D
6.Trevor Lewis 7.0D
7.Bud Holloway 6.0C
8.Corey Elkins 6.0C
9.David Meckler 6.0C
10.Robert Czarnik 6.0C
11.Kevin Westgarth 5.0B
12.Jordan Nolan 6.0D
13.Michael Pelech 6.0D
14.Nic Dowd 6.0F
15.Joshua Turnbull 5.0D

and just to complete the list, at DEFENSE we have ...

1.Colten Teubert 7.5C
2.Thomas Hickey 7.5C
3.Vyacheslav Voynov 7.5C
4.Davis Drewiske 6.5B
5.Alec Martinez 6.5C
6.Nicolas Deslauriers 7.0D
7.Andrew Campbell 6.0C
8.David Kolomatis 6.0C
9.Patrick Mullen 6.0C
10.Jake Muzzin 6.5D
11.Constantin Braun 6.0D
12.Drew Bagnall 6.0D
13.Joe Piskula 5.0C
14.Martin Nolet 5.5D
15.Niclas Andersen 6.0F

and in GOALIES, there is ...

1.Jonathan Bernier 8.0C
2.Jeff Zatkoff 7.0C
3.Martin Jones 7.0C
4.Jean-Francois Berube 6.0C

Ziggy Stardust 04-21-2010 02:00 AM

A lot of the positions are not listed accurately and haven't been updated. Plus a few of the forwards play multiple positions.

Take Cliche for example who can play center or wing, same for Lewis. Moller, Holloway and Meckler are all listed as centers but they have primarily been playing wing. Mikus has also been used as a winger. Westgarth, Nolan and Pelech are wingers as well. Czarnik has been playing wing as well.

I wouldn't worry about the lack of depth on the wing, there are plenty of forwards in the system. While the Kings don't have plenty of dynamic forwards outside of Loktionov, they do have talent that have a legit shot at being fixtures in the top six in Schenn, Moller and Kozun.

AKAY47 04-21-2010 08:40 AM

The problem with our wingers is that we don't have any legit 1st line LW/RW, once Moller fills his body out, it'll be a different story, I can't wait for him to start working on his body (no homo)

I don't necessarily agree with those rankings? What has Teubert done to be in the top 5? Mikus in the top 15 but not Wudrick or Czarnik? Loktionov should be ahead of Teubert, Kozun should at least be in the top 10, I agree with the top 4 though

Albi 04-21-2010 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust (Post 25346075)
A lot of the positions are not listed accurately and haven't been updated. Plus a few of the forwards play multiple positions.

Take Cliche for example who can play center or wing, same for Lewis. Moller, Holloway and Meckler are all listed as centers but they have primarily been playing wing. Mikus has also been used as a winger. Westgarth, Nolan and Pelech are wingers as well. Czarnik has been playing wing as well.

I wouldn't worry about the lack of depth on the wing, there are plenty of forwards in the system. While the Kings don't have plenty of dynamic forwards outside of Loktionov, they do have talent that have a legit shot at being fixtures in the top six in Schenn, Moller and Kozun.

The quality of this report isn't exactly high...

onlyalad 04-21-2010 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Puck U (Post 25343759)
#2. Los Angeles Kings

Strengths: The Kings have a strong, varied group on the back end, with puck-movers (Thomas Hickey, Vyacheslav Voynov), defensive stalwarts (Colten Teubert, Davis Drewiske), and two-way guys as well (Alec Martinez, Nicolas Deslauriers). Goaltender Jonathan Bernier has been dominant in the AHL, and has some quality prospects behind him. Up front, Brayden Schenn highlights a deep group that's equal parts skill and grit.
Weaknesses: The Kings have no surefire top-six prospects on either wing, and the right side is especially weak. Hickey, Andrei Loktionov, and Trevor Lewis were all challenged by major injuries this season, and need to finish the season strong to have a chance at the NHL roster next year. The glut of talented goaltenders in the organization is making it difficult for some important net prospects to get the ice time they need to develop. Top 5 Prospects: 1. Brayden Schenn, C, 2. Jonathan Bernier, G, 3. Thomas Hickey, D, 4. Vyacheslav Voynov, D, 5. Colten Teubert, D.

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...spring2010110/
:yo: :handclap: :yo:

The Kings have a glut of good goalies:handclap:

T2M 04-21-2010 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Puck U (Post 25343759)
The glut of talented goaltenders in the organization is making it difficult for some important net prospects to get the ice time they need to develop.

I'm not going to lose sleep over that problem.

tigermask48 04-21-2010 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Albi (Post 25347890)
The quality of this report isn't exactly high...

True, but with Kopitar, Simmonds, Moller, Richardson, Brown, Loki, all on the roster for hopefully a nice long while does it really need to be? The main positions the Kings will be looking to fill will mostly be on the bottom two lines for the immediate future...

A guy like Kozun, or Roe can play a couple years in manchester before he'll be needed to make a long term impact in the NHL, which is a great position to be in.

Zeno 04-21-2010 06:14 PM

#2? I wasn't expecting to be that high...

BallPointHammer 04-23-2010 06:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by socalpuck (Post 25345193)
With 5 picks in 3 rounds the Kings should be able to add quality depth.:yo:
DL and staff are doing a great job not rushing the kids and letting them develop.

I agree. :)

With all the assets available - draft choices and prospects - the Kings could probably trade for just about anyone they want this summer, except for the obvious untouchables (Crosby, Ovechkin, etc.).


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