2008 draft , what could have been
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03-21-2012, 11:58 PM
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The Kings dropping the ball in 2003 and 2004 is what stands out to me. Not really torn apart over not selecting Alzner over Hickey. While he's a solid defensive dman, there is nothing special about Alzner that the Kings can't find any other year via free agency, plus I much prefer Mitchell and Scuderi over him.
You could also consider the 2001 draft as yet another one that the Kings screwed up, with two first round picks in the draft, not a single one would ever appear in a game in a Kings uniform. Thankfully they would draft their best player in the 2nd round when they selected Michael Cammalleri and didn't do too bad drafting Cristobal Huet in the 7th round.
The one thing I never liked about Taylor is that he sat on his hands at the draft and was never aggressive in moving up. He never moved up, not once.
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