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Taylor Big Part of Kings Success
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05-29-2012, 09:05 AM
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The one thing that always puzzled me about Taylor and his entire staff is that they never moved around in the draft. They always just sat on their hands at the draft table and waited their turn
while other GMs were movers and shakers. Thankfully for the Kings this method worked a handful of times when Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar fell to their laps, but other times I felt that they just looked at their list and crossed off names and just went with whatever names that were left on there.
If the Kings had Kopi at #3, which put in front of Bobby Ryan OR Jack Johnson, and you are watched him fall... The Blackhawks draft at #7, a forward but not the guy # 3 on your list. Then you watch the your division rivals trade in front of you and draft a forward but not the guy # 3 on your list. They you wait for two more teams take their picks I say you must have some VERY good insight those teams are going to defense and not take the guy you have #3 on your board. Don't forget the Kings had 2 second round picks that year to trade up a few spots if necessary. I say waiting for your #3 player to fall to #11 is a huge risk, but I have never sat a draft table.
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