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04-20-2010, 11:30 PM
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HF's Organizational Rankings, Spring 2010, LA KINGS @ #2

#2. Los Angeles Kings

Strengths: The Kings have a strong, varied group on the back end, with puck-movers (Thomas Hickey, Vyacheslav Voynov), defensive stalwarts (Colten Teubert, Davis Drewiske), and two-way guys as well (Alec Martinez, Nicolas Deslauriers). Goaltender Jonathan Bernier has been dominant in the AHL, and has some quality prospects behind him. Up front, Brayden Schenn highlights a deep group that's equal parts skill and grit.
Weaknesses: The Kings have no surefire top-six prospects on either wing, and the right side is especially weak. Hickey, Andrei Loktionov, and Trevor Lewis were all challenged by major injuries this season, and need to finish the season strong to have a chance at the NHL roster next year. The glut of talented goaltenders in the organization is making it difficult for some important net prospects to get the ice time they need to develop.
Top 5 Prospects: 1. Brayden Schenn, C, 2. Jonathan Bernier, G, 3. Thomas Hickey, D, 4. Vyacheslav Voynov, D, 5. Colten Teubert, D.

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...spring2010110/

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I wanna see Voynov make the big club next season.

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I don't see Drewiske as a defensive stalwart.

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With 5 picks in 3 rounds the Kings should be able to add quality depth.
DL and staff are doing a great job not rushing the kids and letting them develop.

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Aren't we weaker on the left wing, not the right like the article says? Or is that just a perceived problem with the big club?

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Aren't we weaker on the left wing, not the right like the article says? Or is that just a perceived problem with the big club?
On the LEFT at least according to HF, we have ...

1.Scott Parse 6.5B
2.Kyle Clifford 6.5C
3.Dwight King 6.0C
4.Geordie Wudrick 6.0C
5.Richard Clune 5.0B

On the RIGHT according to HF, we ONLY have ...

1.Brandon Kozun 7.0D
2.Linden Vey 6.0C
3.Marc-Andre Cliche 6.0D
NOTE: Oscar Moller was listed as a RW, but has Graduated from the Prospect list due to # of NHL games played.

so NO.


Then Up the CENTER, we have ...

1.Brayden Schenn 8.0C
2.Andrei Loktionov 7.0C
3.Garrett Roe 7.0D
4.Juraj Mikus 7.0D
5.Justin Azevedo 7.0D
6.Trevor Lewis 7.0D
7.Bud Holloway 6.0C
8.Corey Elkins 6.0C
9.David Meckler 6.0C
10.Robert Czarnik 6.0C
11.Kevin Westgarth 5.0B
12.Jordan Nolan 6.0D
13.Michael Pelech 6.0D
14.Nic Dowd 6.0F
15.Joshua Turnbull 5.0D

and just to complete the list, at DEFENSE we have ...

1.Colten Teubert 7.5C
2.Thomas Hickey 7.5C
3.Vyacheslav Voynov 7.5C
4.Davis Drewiske 6.5B
5.Alec Martinez 6.5C
6.Nicolas Deslauriers 7.0D
7.Andrew Campbell 6.0C
8.David Kolomatis 6.0C
9.Patrick Mullen 6.0C
10.Jake Muzzin 6.5D
11.Constantin Braun 6.0D
12.Drew Bagnall 6.0D
13.Joe Piskula 5.0C
14.Martin Nolet 5.5D
15.Niclas Andersen 6.0F

and in GOALIES, there is ...

1.Jonathan Bernier 8.0C
2.Jeff Zatkoff 7.0C
3.Martin Jones 7.0C
4.Jean-Francois Berube 6.0C


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A lot of the positions are not listed accurately and haven't been updated. Plus a few of the forwards play multiple positions.

Take Cliche for example who can play center or wing, same for Lewis. Moller, Holloway and Meckler are all listed as centers but they have primarily been playing wing. Mikus has also been used as a winger. Westgarth, Nolan and Pelech are wingers as well. Czarnik has been playing wing as well.

I wouldn't worry about the lack of depth on the wing, there are plenty of forwards in the system. While the Kings don't have plenty of dynamic forwards outside of Loktionov, they do have talent that have a legit shot at being fixtures in the top six in Schenn, Moller and Kozun.

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The problem with our wingers is that we don't have any legit 1st line LW/RW, once Moller fills his body out, it'll be a different story, I can't wait for him to start working on his body (no homo)

I don't necessarily agree with those rankings? What has Teubert done to be in the top 5? Mikus in the top 15 but not Wudrick or Czarnik? Loktionov should be ahead of Teubert, Kozun should at least be in the top 10, I agree with the top 4 though

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A lot of the positions are not listed accurately and haven't been updated. Plus a few of the forwards play multiple positions.

Take Cliche for example who can play center or wing, same for Lewis. Moller, Holloway and Meckler are all listed as centers but they have primarily been playing wing. Mikus has also been used as a winger. Westgarth, Nolan and Pelech are wingers as well. Czarnik has been playing wing as well.

I wouldn't worry about the lack of depth on the wing, there are plenty of forwards in the system. While the Kings don't have plenty of dynamic forwards outside of Loktionov, they do have talent that have a legit shot at being fixtures in the top six in Schenn, Moller and Kozun.
The quality of this report isn't exactly high...

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#2. Los Angeles Kings

Strengths: The Kings have a strong, varied group on the back end, with puck-movers (Thomas Hickey, Vyacheslav Voynov), defensive stalwarts (Colten Teubert, Davis Drewiske), and two-way guys as well (Alec Martinez, Nicolas Deslauriers). Goaltender Jonathan Bernier has been dominant in the AHL, and has some quality prospects behind him. Up front, Brayden Schenn highlights a deep group that's equal parts skill and grit.
Weaknesses: The Kings have no surefire top-six prospects on either wing, and the right side is especially weak. Hickey, Andrei Loktionov, and Trevor Lewis were all challenged by major injuries this season, and need to finish the season strong to have a chance at the NHL roster next year. The glut of talented goaltenders in the organization is making it difficult for some important net prospects to get the ice time they need to develop. Top 5 Prospects: 1. Brayden Schenn, C, 2. Jonathan Bernier, G, 3. Thomas Hickey, D, 4. Vyacheslav Voynov, D, 5. Colten Teubert, D.

http://www.hockeysfuture.com/article...spring2010110/
The Kings have a glut of good goalies

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The glut of talented goaltenders in the organization is making it difficult for some important net prospects to get the ice time they need to develop.
I'm not going to lose sleep over that problem.


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The quality of this report isn't exactly high...
True, but with Kopitar, Simmonds, Moller, Richardson, Brown, Loki, all on the roster for hopefully a nice long while does it really need to be? The main positions the Kings will be looking to fill will mostly be on the bottom two lines for the immediate future...

A guy like Kozun, or Roe can play a couple years in manchester before he'll be needed to make a long term impact in the NHL, which is a great position to be in.

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#2? I wasn't expecting to be that high...

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With 5 picks in 3 rounds the Kings should be able to add quality depth.
DL and staff are doing a great job not rushing the kids and letting them develop.
I agree.

With all the assets available - draft choices and prospects - the Kings could probably trade for just about anyone they want this summer, except for the obvious untouchables (Crosby, Ovechkin, etc.).

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