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02-26-2013, 09:18 PM
A World Alone
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I think they've taken some chances in the mid-later rounds on players like that with Loktionov, Kitsyn, Prokhorkin. How many superstars have been drafted out of the first round the past couple of years? It rarely happens.
But I think I get what you're saying in that it isn't often the Kings go for a purely skilled player.
Exactly. It's surely gotten better but still Kitsyn is a big body guy and if you're big, Dean has a ***** for you. Same with Porkins and he's physical too. We don't like to go for skill - we go for the whole package. It's not like it's a terrible thing to do as we get guys like Nolan and King in later rounds but you surely won't be getting Datsyuk that late if you're drafting the type we do.
Although you are very right that the days of getting that big of steals late in the draft are going away as scouting improves yearly. Pretty ****ing easy to scout more when you can get live video of games from across the globe that are readily available to most that want it.
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