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12-21-2011, 11:03 AM
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i was at the forum for the '85 draft, i kept wishing they would of taken big D dave "charlie" manson with 1 of their 2 pics, instead he went to chicago right after the kings picked,
Wow, so you got to witness that draft live? It's astonishing how the Kings selected two players back-to-back in the first round in the 1985 draft that ended up playing a combined 45 NHL games. The most successful player the Kings would select from that draft would end up being Petr Prajsler, whose NHL career lasted for 46 games.
Not a single pick from the Kings in that draft would be a regular NHLer. Yet people got upset when they dealt all those picks for Gretzky. You just know that the Kings would surely have found a way to screw up those picks or just trade them away for useless junk. That is what this franchise was known for doing in the 80s.
It's unfortunate that Hickey may wind up being one of those wasted picks. It's not his fault or doing though, even he was shocked to be called to the podium that early.
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