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01-16-2006, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Osprey
The problem is that the highest one that they picked (T.J. Fast) was at #60 and he's likely 4-5 years away. After that was Patrick Hersley at #139 (and two more D immediately after that). The last time the Kings drafted a defenseman that high who ended up having an NHL career was 1993 (I'm looking at the draft history right now). The Kings need more defensemen drafted in the first 2-3 rounds, not late-rounders.
I predict Hersley will be playing for us in 3 years. Most reports are really favorable about this kid. So, I'm calling my shot, and he'll be playing in LA in 08'-09'. To quote the great Jose Lima "Believe it"

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