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02-05-2013, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by kingsfan View Post
I'm not talking down to you, I'm trying to help you grasp what I am talking about. We do need 1st rounders, I agree, but it isn't the end all, be all, of the draft. For every Kopitar and Brown, we have a Voynov and Quick, guys picked outside the 1st round. In fact, we've arguably been more successful with our 2nd round selections under DL than our 1sts.

Additionally, we've had seven 1st round selections under DL, if you count the 2006 draft, which he was hired slightly before. We are without the next one due to the Carter deal, that's all.

And why would we have an inability to resign our impact layers down the road? DL's greatest strength IMO has been his contracts. Outside of Doughty's contract, he's recived a very strong bang for the buck on all his contract extensions and hasn't failed to resign anyone outside of Cammalleri. Considering what Cammy was seeking, that was no big loss.
Do you really believe that the Kings will be able to have enough cash to get equal players in Scuderi and Mitchell, replace Stoll, Penner, Gagne and give Dustin Brown what is going to have to be a huge raise? Some will be easier to replace than others and we have some guys in our system that will help but other teams will be improving and the Kings are going to be lucky to stay as good as they are now in two years if there isn't an impact replacement coming up. Your point about the second rounders being great value is well spoken, but that's what stirred this. Me saying we need our picks in this draft. They say the second round will be as good as the first last year.

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