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01-31-2012, 05:31 PM
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ocarina
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Originally Posted by SFKingshomer View Post
Because players from the 07 draft are just scratching the surface and we have yet to see who will have the best career? I could care less about the pick. They felt he was the BPA and filled a need and it hasn't set them back at all. They still have a ton of depth on defense and if Hickey develops into a 2nd pairing guy it will be icing on the cake.
With the way he has developed, I don't know how anyone can be too optimistic about his development. I don't care that he has been injured and that the Kings have a lot of depth, he hasn't really developed at all since he was drafted.

I don't see how the pick can be rationalized now. It was a very questionable pick at the time (and given where McKenzie had Hickey ranked, I would gladly bet that most NHL teams didn't think of him as a top 5 pick), and at this point, and the guy who most expected the Kings to pick at the time (Alzner) has turned out to be a much better player.

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