Thread: Claimed off Waivers: NYI takes Thomas Hickey
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01-15-2013, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by WarriorofTime View Post
I hope you're not going to blame injuries. When you're a 4th overall pick you shouldn't need AHL time to begin with. Hickey is an AHL vet at this point with 227 games under his belt. Missing 3/4 of one season doesn't explain 0 NHL games. Kid's a bust. Good Junior player. Reminded me a bit of Morgan Rielly now in the WHL. But he wasn't able to translate his game. That pick was awful from the moment it was made.
Part of is had to do with injuries and part of it had to do with depth chart. When he was drafted noone expected the team to be as bad as they were leading to Doughty. And the last few years the Kings defense corps really hasnt seen too many injuries that would have necessitated a call up for a player of his style.

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