We have an abundance of high end dman in our system and its obvious they all wont be part of our team. I want to know who you think will be part of our team in the next few years and who you think will be traded....
The way i look at it:
these are our top 4 core guys right now, which pretty much opens up 2 spots....maybe 3 if we roll 7 dman, which i doubt we do
What do we do and who will be part of our team and who wont?
The way i see it, Hickey has to be part of this team, so does that make Voynov Expendable? I personally think Voynov could be a very special player....
Everyone was super high on Muzzin when he played in Manchester during the playoffs....people saying hes gonna be a gem.... So does he make Teubert expendable?
Jeez we have such a nice problem when it comes to our young Dman
I think VV is the only high end guy we have right now, as far as prospects go.
Hickey has a nice skillset, but he has injury issues before hitting the NHL, how is he going to handle even bigger and stronger forwards at the NHL level? I think he is the definition of a wild card at this point. No problem with the pick, you have to gamble sometimes, just wish the Kings had been able to trade down a few spots.
Teubert, I think everyone at this point would be ecstatic if he has a Sean O'Donnell type career. He really hasn't progressed nearly as well as his peers in that draft and the Kings sending him to the ECHL rather than the AHL (where a Top 15 pick should be a big time pickup for a Calder Cup caliber team) was really telling. I just think there are too many better d-man ahead of him, he will likely be used as trade bait in the future.
Deslauriers, I don't know. The fact that he plays in a league that is not known for producing as many d-man as it does goalies and forwards is a bit of a strike against him, but we will see. He has another year in the Q and hopefully he makes strides and dominates as a 19 year old.
Lets just hope that someone, whether its one of these three, or Muzzin or Martinez steps up and can fill the future 4-6 roles for the Kings. I think we are pretty well set with Doughty, Jack and VV as the Top 3.