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02-05-2011, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by AStammer7 View Post
At the head of the class of D-men that the Los Angeles Kings are developing with the Manchester Monarchs is Vyacheslav Voynov. He's the leading scorer right now with 12 goals and 25 assists in 47 games. He can rush the puck,blast it from the point and play sound positional defensive hockey. Besides that he's also a right-handed shot...which is invaluable... After him the Kings probably have Jake Muzzin(LD),Thomas Hickey(LD),Colten Teubert(RD), Andrew Campbell(LD),David Kolomatis(RD) and Patrick Mullen(RD). Derek Forbort(LD) with Nicolas DesLauriers(LD-RD) are their top college-junior Dmen. Of this cast 5-6 make it to the NHL. Will they all make it to the Kings...time will tell...For now though the Kings are letting them develop...with WMitchell's and RScuderi's contracts just about up(1 and 2 years respectively),Voynov,Muzzin,Hickey,Teubert and Forbort are alternatives(cheaper ones at that) to filling their spots and with a lengthy road trip to determine LA's fate,those spots might be filled sooner rather than later...

PS The Kings aren't likely to trade any of their young D-men...and aren't trading Voynov,he's part of the young studs they have that are going to take the the Kings upward and onward...count on it...DPenner isn't worth a second rounder,besides he's practically an old man...who has what 3-4 good years(20 goals) left. The Kings need a 40 goal scorer on the wings and aren't going to sell the "Farm" to attain it...they know the road to true success is to build it the slow but steady way with talent flowing in continuously...Look for the Kings to draft a wingman with a scorer's touch this year(2011) and in following years...
When the Kings were playing the Oilers your GM stated that he as a lot of young dman in the system and is looking at moving prospects and picks to get a LW in LA. That came right from his mouth, so I don't know where you are getting your info.

If you want to get a 40 goal scorer you can add Schenn plus for a goal scorer.

We know that Penner is not a star player.

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