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08-01-2013, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by spk15 View Post
Every year teams (Kings) or what team you choose to root for draft players or sign freee agents or coolege kids. Some pan out some don't. Some mature quicker some develop quicker.....others don't. We drafted Thomas Hickey 5th overall and to this day he is role small parttime role player. Doesn't matter where a player is drafted if they can't help team win they are gone if the Kings thought Gibson wasn't developing as well as other goalie prospects well then its time for hm to go. There will be other years and drafts to pick other goalies but you can't wait for a player to develop if he is not developing as quickly as other prospects. He might be the next Roy or the next Cloutier who knows but you can say that about any player. How many first round bust are there in the history of the NHL we have one playing for us right now his name is Keaton Elerby. I think we got him for a 5th rounder. You never know
Thing with the 2011 draft is that looking at the goalies taken (it is still very early to generalizing but still,) it may go down as one of the worst drafts ever for goalies. The best goalies from that draft year may have been taken in the following two drafts... There isn't really any goalie in that 2011 draft that I'd love to have my team taken. It's a bunch of projects and guys with long term development ahead of them. Outside of maybe John Gibson the other guys are all just very meh and unimpressive and even he has question marks.

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