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02-23-2011, 06:12 PM
Join Date: May 2004
Oh and for those who say DL inherited a farm system that was completely bare, here's the HF organizational rankings from a few months before he was hired.
4. Los Angeles Kings
Strengths: The Kings impressive collection of young forwards got even better on draft day when Slovenian sensation Anze Kopitar fell to them at the 11th overall pick. He joined a forward corps that already includes Dustin Brown, Michael Cammalleri, Lauri Tukonen, Jeff Tambellini, Brian Boyle and Konstantin Pushkarev. Tim Gleason, Denis Grebeshkov, Richard Petiot, and Paul Baier are all blue chip defensive prospects, with others like TJ Fast and Patrik Hersley who are full of potential. For the first time in the history of the franchise, the Kings goaltending pipeline is showing promise. Betting on quantity, the Kings have ended up with several solid but unspectacular prospects. Recent draftee Jonathon Quick has the highest potential of the group, but Yutaka Fukufuji, Daniel Taylor and Matt Zaba are starting to make a name for themselves.
Weaknesses: The wave is cresting and several of the Kings elite prospects are going to graduate into regular NHL players. Although the goaltending situation is light years ahead of where it was a few years ago, it is still the weak point of the prospect pool.
Top Prospects: Dustin Brown (RW), Tim Gleason (D), Michael Cammalleri (C), Denis Grebeshkov (D), Anze Kopitar (C)
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