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01-08-2011, 01:00 PM
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Los Angeles Kings boast enviable depth at AHL level

After hovering around the .500 mark for the first few weeks of the season, the Kings-affiliated Monarchs have gone on a tear.

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Did we really _always_ know that Teubert had _lots_ of kinks to work out? :-)

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Was wondering when this was going to be posted, read it yesterday, very nice article. Our coffers are certainly full. It is a good feeling. Can't wait till the likes of Loktionov, Voynov, Teubert, Hickey, Toffoli, and Schenn hit this team full-time.

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Was wondering when this was going to be posted, read it yesterday, very nice article. Our coffers are certainly full. It is a good feeling. Can't wait till the likes of Loktionov, Voynov, Teubert, Hickey, Toffoli, and Schenn hit this team full-time.
I really want Kozun and Weal to make it xP I watch(ed) both of them in the CHL a fair amount. But I can't imagine both will.

And Toffoli and Schenn are going to be beasts (I hope).

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It's impossible to know exactly which of these kids will make it with the Kings and which ones will not, but you have to like the idea that the ones that do make it will have had to compete and work very hard at the AHL level.

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I wish I could actually go to some of the Monarchs games . . the AHL feeds are terrible

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Like I was saying in the rumor thread, the Kings are such a mix of flux and flexibility right now that it's difficult to foresee much beyond their core guys (Doughty, Kopitar, Brown, Johnson, Schenn). I think Loktionov has a solid future and there will be a couple openings in the middle next year. Their wing depth needs to improve big time, otherwise they are deep all over the place.

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Another solid article.

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How did this similar article pan out?

The 'Next Wave' is cresting in Manchester

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How did this similar article pan out?

The 'Next Wave' is cresting in Manchester
Yeah that was a pretty sad read.

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How did this similar article pan out?

The 'Next Wave' is cresting in Manchester
Its a bit of apples and oranges too isn't psp?

I mean, DT was canned and before he was he dealt away allot of the talent he drafted and developed. We are in much better shape now and in a completely different set of circumstances.

DT was a good GM but so is DL.

DL has been given the time and space to build our system in his fashion, something that DT had only just begun. DT started off with less in the cupboard than DL but DL has gone on to fill the cupboard and our team with allot of solid young talent.

Had DT been given the same amount of time/space that DL has/will be given then the comparison would be relevant in my opinion.

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How did this similar article pan out?

The 'Next Wave' is cresting in Manchester
Oh God.

Projection is an inexact science, for sure. I think the positives now, in contrast with he DT era, are that we aren't rushing our prospects and they're playing well when they do come up. This year, for example, Lewis, Clifford, and Martinez have secured full-time roles, Bernier is getting more comfortable, Moller was able to contribute while he was up, Schenn looked pretty good, and Lokti's getting another shot, Muzzin was a decent bottom pairing guy, etc. There's no pressure though, for any of our prospects, to contribute right away. The Kings can always send them down and wait a little longer. Eventually, they won't be able to shelve them anymore, but that's a bridge you cross when you come to it.

By the way, if you thought that article was good, you'll love this one:
http://www.boltprospects.com/content...e-hacks?page=4

Cracks me up every time I see it. Guy tries so hard to trash HF by referencing some of the worst prospects.


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He isn't in the AHL...but I thought Johan Fransson had a pretty good camp. He is like 25 or so...but we still have his rights while he plays in the KHL.

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The 'Next Wave' is cresting in Manchester
Those guys are going to be good one day. I know I can't wait.

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Kings Need To Draft Bartschi Or Saad!!!

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Like I was saying in the rumor thread, the Kings are such a mix of flux and flexibility right now that it's difficult to foresee much beyond their core guys (Doughty, Kopitar, Brown, Johnson, Schenn). I think Loktionov has a solid future and there will be a couple openings in the middle next year. Their wing depth needs to improve big time, otherwise they are deep all over the place.
The Los Angeles Kings have some great young talent on the way...Very few are top flight LWers that could play with Anze Kopitar though. The Kings need to find a way to get Sven Bartschi,he looks to me to be the best LWer in the 2011 draft. Bartschi will be a high draft choice possibly a top 6 pick. If the Kings continue their slide they could be in the hunt for a top 8 pick...if the Kings can't get Bartschi, Brandon Saad wouldn't be a bad consolation prize. Both Bartschi and Saad are late 1992's so would be available in a year or so...Regardless the Kings need to spend heavily on the portside...There is also hope that Maxim Kitsyn continues to develop as he has great potential as a power-forward...

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I'm waiting for the day the Kings boast enviable depth at the NHL level.

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I'm waiting for the day the Kings boast enviable depth at the NHL level.
As soon as our youngsters make the move from the AHL which seems just around the corner then yes you will be able to say that. Remember we have some talent not only Manchester but also in the CHL of Canada and US college ranks. I think from the Man group and our Junior and College group we could have 7-10 making the Kings in the not-to-distance-future. All we need now is to fall on our faces and secure a top 5-10 pick and get a bonfide scoring LWer...can anyone say Sven Bartschi,Brandon Saad...

PS If Lokti makes it as AKopitar's LW then the need for Bartschi won't be there and we take BSaad to replace the aging Smyth...If Lokti can only play Centre then we take Bartschi and maybe one of Kitsyn,Clifford plays second line LW...

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I wouldn't be surprised if this is the year we move our first rounder for an established scorer, maybe not during the season, because those guys don't come cheap during the playoff push, but more likely at the draft. I'd love to see a David Booth or Patrick Sharp type brought into the fold here, we really don't need any more prospects right now (although having more never hurts).

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