Thread: Claimed off Waivers: NYI takes Thomas Hickey
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01-15-2013, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by damacles1156 View Post
Not really, I actually like Hickey. Kings fan here.

It's not Hickey's fault Dean Lombardi picked him 4th overall.

Had Hickey gone were he was projected 15 to 25th no one would care, this thread probably wouldn't have so much traffic.
This is a quality point. As you mention he was supposed to be middle of the pack in a weak draft. I remember that leading up to the draft many thought LA might forego the Russian factor and take Cherepanov, which would have seen a similar result from the pick through a much more tragic fashion.

Alzner was the top D on everyone's pre draft ranking, and has developed accordingly. Most LA fans will say who cares when you're raising a Stanley Cup banner, but an Alzner-Doughty pairing sure looks good for the next ten years.

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