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12-15-2011, 01:13 PM
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Josh Deitell
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Originally Posted by tomd View Post
It is a bigger issue though.

The Kings have traded up twice and reached once to draft Hickey, Teubert, and Forbort. None of the three is likely to work out as planned.

I know you can't have a perfect track record at the draft but for all the emphasis that DL places on drafting, that is a VERY poor outcome.
I would rather my team identify a target and ensure they do what they can to add that prospect to the system rather than resting on their laurels for whatever prospect falls their way but I do agree that the first round selections have been lacking lately. DL has done a great job of maneuvering in the draft to get the player the scouting staff wants, but that staff should ultimately be held accountable for how those players turn out.

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