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09-12-2012, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by PensFan101 View Post
As a longtime Attack fan, all I can wonder is, really Futa? He looked like an OHL caliber defenceman last season, but an NHL prospect? Uh, not so much.

Crazy he's getting an ELC. Absolutely stunned. He's barely a Top 6 in Owen Sound at 18... Happy for the guy but at the same time, wow.
Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
I'm guessing with LA's lack of dmen in the junior ranks, they were looking to add someone with size into the system. Like you said, he's probably a long shot from the NHL and may just top out as an AHL depth guy.
Originally Posted by BigBrown View Post
Size and work ethic. Sounds familiar.
Don't forget Wayne Simmonds wasn't even rated going into his draft and the Kings took him in the second round. He came out guessed it Owen Sound.

Not to mention the Kings have had fewer draft picks the last few years, and used many of them on OA players (only takes a few years to know if they are gonna make it or not) and college guys...I have a feeling they think they have the space available.

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