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08-07-2006, 11:19 AM
Couldn't Be Happier!
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Lake Forest, CA
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You're sadly mistaken if you think the Kings' farm system isn't respectable.
The Kings' have quite a few good young players, both in their system and in the NHL. If every team in the league had to put together a team using U25 players how do think the Kings would rank?
Alex Frolov (24) - Anze Kopitar (18) - Michael Cammalleri (24)
Patrick O'Sullivan (21) - Brian Boyle (21) - Dustin Brown (21)
Konstantin Pushkarev (21) - Trevor Lewis (19) - Lauri Tukonen (19)
Scott Parse (21) - Bud Holloway (18) - Petr Kanko (22)
Marty Guerin (23), Greg Hogeboom (23), Gabe Gauthier (22)
Richard Petiot (23) - Tim Gleason (23)
TJ Fast (18) - Joey Ryan (19)
Peter Harrold (23) - Ryan McGinnis (19)
Niclas Andersen (18), Patrik Hersley (20), Paul Baier (21)
Jonathan Bernier (17)
Jon Quick (20)
Jeff Zatkoff (19)
Ryan Munce (21)
Matt Zaba (22)
That's pretty solid. Not too many teams could match that.
The reason were ranked 24th is probably because some of our young guys have recently graduated, and our no longer in the system. (See: Brown, Cammy, Gleason)
Your list has 4 players with NHL experience, 2 with a "cup of joe" in the show, and a whole bunch of "maybes". That's nice, but IMO those results could have been matched with anyone using any of the prospect rating publications instead of the army of scouts the Kings have employed.
If you think this organization's farm system was better in 1997 you're blind
If you set the bar low enough, you will always succeed
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