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05-13-2013, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Scottkmlps View Post
Hedberg has a NTC, and I don't seeing him waiving it to go to the Kings for even less playing time than he would get with the Devils. Plus, with the draft being held in New Jersey this year, I don't see them moving that pick.
I always wonder what kind of pressure there is on the host team to do something to 'wow' the home crowd. Seems like we've had a recent streak of host teams either trading up and/or making a big trade. Although when the Kings hosted in 2010, I think Lombardi said their initial plan was to trade back.

Back in 1996, the Blues were hosting the draft but Mike Keenan wanted to deal his first rounder for Jason Allison. Ownership wouldn't let him do the deal because they didn't want to "let down" fans in attendance. With the pick, they drafted Marty Reasoner.

Islanders might be the Kings best option. Young team that's on the upswing and they could use a young #1. They have a fair amount of depth in the pipeline and could afford to deal a pick/prospect.

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