Thread: Speculation: 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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01-30-2013, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Coolburn View Post
Yup that was kinda where I was going with this. We probably would get a slightly better player than Kozlov but then it wouldnt get us where we all want to be.The Kings last yr were much further along IMO than you give them credit for. Prior to the start of last yr, remember they made the trade to acquire Mike Richards (giving up a top prospect in Schenn & solid roster player in Simmonds). They already had a superstar forward in Kopitar and had a superstar d-man in Drew Doughty. Plus they had solid top 6 forwards in Dustin Brown, Justin Williams and potentially another with Penner. Their defense was solid beyond Doughty with Johnson, Mitchell, Greene, & Scuderi. And Quick was already coming off 2 yrs of winning 35+ games so they had goaltending. Most people thought the Kings were underachieving last yr and when they made that trade, it gave them the boost they needed because Penner just sucked in the regular season. We dont have the superstar players right now that the Kings had to start with last season. BTW, how did the Kings acquire those 2 superstars? Yup they had to draft them
And how did they get all of the other guys that put them over the top? They had to trade for them.

We have the best prospect pool in the game. It's not as if Dale is ignoring the draft, and such a trade wouldn't really change anything. It doesn't necessarily have to be Bobby Ryan either. It could be any forward who's the right fit. And if there is no right fit then we just continue with the plan.
All I'm saying is, if we can take a chance on a scoring line player who would make a difference, I think now (by now, I mean before next year begins) is a great time to do it. I think our core is pretty good even if it doesn't seem that way right now.

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