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05-07-2010, 10:54 AM
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12 teams passed on Myers, you could assume the Kings did so twice (Doughty taken 2nd and then the Kings moving down a spot to select the player they had targeted in Teubert).
Bogosian, Pietrangelo, Schenn, Filatov, Wilson, Boedker, Bailey, Hodson, Beach, all taken ahead of Myers. You know what they say about hindsight...
Buffalo has also had their fair share of major busts and duds in the first round.
2006- Dennis Persson
2005- Marek Zagrapan
2001- Jiri Novotny
2000- Artem Kryukov
1999- Barret Heisten
They were due to get one right. As has been stated, Myers was viewed as a project, with his intensity and physical game being the two biggest question marks.
With that said, the Kings did address a need and it is one that is still necessary today. The Kings need a physical force on the blueline. Puck movement has been addressed with Doughty and Johnson and upcoming talent like Voynov or Hickey. They don't have a single intimidating or physically imposing figure on defense. Teubert fills that need and he still has tons of room for improvement in all areas of the game.
The thought of a future top six of Doughty, Johnson, Hickey, Teubert, Voynov and Greene is quite appeasing to me.
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