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07-26-2012, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
The Kings won through tanking. Drew Doughty was a 2nd overall. Anze Kopitar was 11th overall. They got Mike Richards by trading 5th overall Brayden Schenn. They got Jeff Carter by trading 3rd overall Jack Johnson.

The Los Angeles model is the same as the Pittsburgh/Chicago model.
Except that Jack Johnson was drafted by Carolina, and traded to LA (with Oleg Tverdovsky) for Tim Gleason and Eric Belanger. The Kings' run of very bad seasons was 2007-2009, when they drafted Schenn and Doughty, but also whiffed on Thomas Hickey (4th overall in 2007) and Colton Teubert (their second first-rounder, 13th overall, in 2008). Their first round picks from the drafts before that all fell outside the top ten, hardly a tank.

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