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02-23-2011, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by sjmay View Post
Yea, that is crappy drafting, when you are talking A DECADE of drafting,

10 YEARS of drafting and they ended up with 8 players, 3 of them that never really played for the Kings, Fox was decent but never a "star" but he had a good career, same with Nicholls, who was more talented, etc,

10 years of drafting should net you more than 8 players, hell DL's what, 4 years of drafting has netted the Kings, Doughty, Clifford, Martinez, Lewis, Muzzin, Lotkionov, etc, that's six right there in 4 years, and that's not counting Voynov or Schenn who everyone wants in the NHL today, you count those two, and that's 8 in 4 years, yea, I would say the Kings drafting in the 80's was pretty damn shoddy.
You also have to remember scouting in the 80's meant you actually had to go to where the player was to see him. Al Gore didn't invent the internet yet, it was more of a crapshoot than it is today and the Kings rolled the dice pretty well. What they did with those assets after drafting them is another story entirely.

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