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02-23-2011, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
To add to that, take a look at what the Kings were able to develop when they were affiliated with the Phoenix Roadrunners, the Long Beach Ice Dogs, the Lowell Lock Monsters and when they shared an affiliation in Fredericton and Springfield.

The Kings never employed a proper development system until Lombardi reshaped the organization. While Taylor and his scouts did draft some very talented players, it seems like the players were from that point on their own to develop into NHL quality players.
Wait a second - this was supposed to be one of the strong points of the DT era. AEG bought an AHL franchise and put the Monarchs in Manchester as the sole property of the organization. They played their first game in October 2001

DL was hired in 2006

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