#61: Kings @ Avalanche, 2/22/12, 4-1 Loss
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02-23-2012, 12:43 AM
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And that is the worst part of it all.
Dean's drafting strategy has left the Kings without any sure thing scoring prospects to go along the horrible lack of skill on the NHL roster. The damage he did to this team is incredible. I have no idea how you end up with so little legit forward talent both at the NHL and developmental levels. It's going to take going talented forward with first round picks probably the next 3-4 years to build this system back to a respectable level after 6 years of ignoring talented forwards under Dean. Which is exactly what SJ did after Dean was fired up there.
Maybe Dean can take over the Ducks...drive all three California teams into the ground.
Even with the guys he's drafted with the good skill sets, were still talking 2-3 years at the earliest that they get a shot in the NHL. To me he values drafting like this:
3.gritty character forwards
You can take it to the bank he'll pick a defenseman again in this years draft with our 1st pick, and we wont see a skilled forward until the 5th or 6th round.
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