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06-22-2012, 11:47 AM
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Assuming we have our 1st rounder this year, I'd like them to go with a forward. If they don't trade up to get one of Yakupov, Grigorenko, Forsberg, Galchenyuk, Teravainen, Girgensons, or Wilson, I'd be happy with a good center prospect like Jankowski, or Laughton. I'd be ok with Samuelsson or Collberg, and I'd like to see them jump back into the 2nd round and grab a dropper with lots of talent like Frk, Marcantuoni, Agberg, or Anthansiou.

I wonder if they'll take a "best available" stance, or draft according to positional need. Not a lot of opportunity cracking the roster moving forward, so I'd like them to take quality over quantity.

As much as I like Parise, I think we'd be better served saving some cash and picking up (although not likely) Doan, or another grinder/good presence guy like Prust.

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06-22-2012, 01:40 PM
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If the Kings get to keep the 1st round pick, I wouldn't be surprised if Lombardi used that pick along with some of the late picks to trade down in order to obtain a couple of 2nd/3rd round picks.

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06-22-2012, 01:53 PM
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The Kings select at #30...

If we are able to keep this year's 1st round pick (30th overall), I would like to see us pick either of the three.

A)
Nicolas Kerdiles - LW

TSN Scout Craig Button:

Nicolas is a very skilled and talented player. He is a very good skater, effortless with speed, quickness and agility and he uses it to his advantage to create offensive chances. He is a hard player to defend against because he changes speed and keeps defenders off balance but he can quickly strike because he has very good sense and recognizes when an opportunity is there or about to be there. He has very good puck skills and a good release on his shot and passes the puck so well. He has played center and wing and shown not only versatility but the understanding of both of those positions as it relates to his skill set. Showing more goal scoring on the wing and more playmaking as a center. He is not a rugged player but uses his body to protect puck and keep defenders at bay. He is elusive and 'shakes' off checks very effectively and he is that player who appears at the right time to inflict damage. Overall, an undeniable skill set and versatility that is not in abundance.

B)
Michael Matheson - D

TSN Scout Craig Button:
Michael's game is predicated on outstanding skating ability. There is not an area of skating in which he doesn't excel, and he's able to contribute in so many different ways because of it. He's very difficult to pin down in his own end because of his quickness and agility which allows him to escape the best checking efforts. He is able to buy precious time and space when he's in offensive situations and with good puck skills, specifically passing ability he can create offensive chances. He has good poise and because he has such strong confidence in his skating, it allows him to take an extra second to potentially look for and make a better play. He plays without the puck in a very responsible manner and as he continues to develop this area of the game, he has the potential to be a very well balanced player who can play in all situations and create a lot of challenges for opposing teams.


C)
Phillip Di Giuseppe - LW

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Phillip is a good sized winger who plays a hard driving game and makes it difficult for defenders. He is a very good skater with quickness, that may be better than his speed, and allows him to create opportunities for himself and his team. His agility and balance is strong and he's very difficult to push away from where he desires to go. He has an assertiveness in his play and doesn't allow himself to be denied. He will drive the net and will pay the price to score. He has very good sense and recognizes opportunities to contribute both with and without the puck and he plays a 'heady' game. He has good puck skills and is multi-faceted in that he can threaten offensively either shooting or passing. He uses his body to gain advantages and while he isn't punishing, he's competitive and he plays with a desire to make difference in all areas of the game. As his confidence grows, his overall should follow as well.

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06-22-2012, 03:32 PM
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Back in April I said the Kings should keep an eye on 5 guys. Well....who knew we'd be the 30th pick but here were my five


LW Pontus Aberg
C Stefan Matteau
D Michael Matheson
LW Nicholas Kerdiles
D Patrick Sieloff

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06-22-2012, 03:39 PM
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Back in April I said the Kings should keep an eye on 5 guys. Well....who knew we'd be the 30th pick but here were my five


LW Pontus Aberg
C Stefan Matteau
D Michael Matheson
LW Nicholas Kerdiles
D Patrick Sieloff
I want Matteau or Thrower but won't be upset with Zharkov or Frk either.

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06-22-2012, 04:08 PM
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If we are able to keep this year's 1st round pick (30th overall), I would like to see us pick either of the three.

A)
Nicolas Kerdiles - LW

TSN Scout Craig Button:

Nicolas is a very skilled and talented player. He is a very good skater, effortless with speed, quickness and agility and he uses it to his advantage to create offensive chances. He is a hard player to defend against because he changes speed and keeps defenders off balance but he can quickly strike because he has very good sense and recognizes when an opportunity is there or about to be there. He has very good puck skills and a good release on his shot and passes the puck so well. He has played center and wing and shown not only versatility but the understanding of both of those positions as it relates to his skill set. Showing more goal scoring on the wing and more playmaking as a center. He is not a rugged player but uses his body to protect puck and keep defenders at bay. He is elusive and 'shakes' off checks very effectively and he is that player who appears at the right time to inflict damage. Overall, an undeniable skill set and versatility that is not in abundance.

B)
Michael Matheson - D

TSN Scout Craig Button:
Michael's game is predicated on outstanding skating ability. There is not an area of skating in which he doesn't excel, and he's able to contribute in so many different ways because of it. He's very difficult to pin down in his own end because of his quickness and agility which allows him to escape the best checking efforts. He is able to buy precious time and space when he's in offensive situations and with good puck skills, specifically passing ability he can create offensive chances. He has good poise and because he has such strong confidence in his skating, it allows him to take an extra second to potentially look for and make a better play. He plays without the puck in a very responsible manner and as he continues to develop this area of the game, he has the potential to be a very well balanced player who can play in all situations and create a lot of challenges for opposing teams.


C)
Phillip Di Giuseppe - LW

TSN Scout Craig Button:
Phillip is a good sized winger who plays a hard driving game and makes it difficult for defenders. He is a very good skater with quickness, that may be better than his speed, and allows him to create opportunities for himself and his team. His agility and balance is strong and he's very difficult to push away from where he desires to go. He has an assertiveness in his play and doesn't allow himself to be denied. He will drive the net and will pay the price to score. He has very good sense and recognizes opportunities to contribute both with and without the puck and he plays a 'heady' game. He has good puck skills and is multi-faceted in that he can threaten offensively either shooting or passing. He uses his body to gain advantages and while he isn't punishing, he's competitive and he plays with a desire to make difference in all areas of the game. As his confidence grows, his overall should follow as well.
If we keep the pick, I see us most likely taking Di Giuseppe, I would be pretty happy with that. He seems like a player that fits our system well.

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06-22-2012, 04:11 PM
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Giuseppe fits into our scheme very well...but I really just want a pure sniper out left FOR ONCE in our system...Aberg would be that guy.

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06-22-2012, 04:16 PM
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I think w/ columbus trading a bunch of picks today makes me think they'll keep their 30th pick today.

ah well. hopefully the draft is fun enough to watch anyway... hope there's lots of movement.

So strange sitting back this year and watching the frenzy...instead of sitting at the edge of my seat refreshing my browser like crazy to see what we do.

Though we won the cup w/ this team, i wouldn't mind if dean moved around a few pieces, it's easy to get attached to all of these players since they took us there, but if we can improve i'd do it... all of our players have high value right now and i wouldn't mind if dean took advantage of it.

also if we did nothing, i'd be happy too.

ps. we are cup champs...WTF!!

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06-22-2012, 04:21 PM
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If we keep the pick, I see us most likely taking Di Giuseppe, I would be pretty happy with that. He seems like a player that fits our system well.
Plus he probably makes a great pizza.

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06-22-2012, 04:23 PM
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Sayin on NHL Network pre draft show that Yandle, Garrison, and Nik Hjalmarsson could me on the move.


How good a pick up with Hjalmarsson be for us? 25 and one of the better shot blockers in the league. That would most definitely mean Scuds, Mitchell or Greene gone though.

Probably not worth it. But that'll be an interesting name floating around out there.

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06-22-2012, 04:23 PM
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By the way there is no way we don't keep that pick.


Why on earth would Columbus opt to take our pick this year at 30th when next year it might be better...and they are saying that draft could be awesome also.


It is Howson though....

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06-22-2012, 04:35 PM
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Pre-Draft show on NHL Network.


I rarely agree with Craig Button but this quote is spot on: "If you are drafting an 18 year-old to adress organizational need, you've made mistakes 4 and 5 years ago."

Yakupov will go 1st.

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06-22-2012, 04:51 PM
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Looks like NJ will host the 2013 NHL draft...guess they won't be giving up next year's pick either (they have to give up a 1st round in the next 2 years because of the 1st Kovalchuk contract).

Philly is hosting in 2014.

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06-22-2012, 04:55 PM
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If we keep the pick, I see us most likely taking Di Giuseppe, I would be pretty happy with that. He seems like a player that fits our system well.
Me too.

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06-22-2012, 05:04 PM
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Pre-Draft show on NHL Network.


I rarely agree with Craig Button but this quote is spot on: "If you are drafting an 18 year-old to adress organizational need, you've made mistakes 4 and 5 years ago."

Yakupov will go 1st.
Murray will go first, Columbus know this (through being asked by EDM if they wanted to trade up) so they traded for Bob to load up on Russians, it all makes sense now!!!!

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This draft is going to be all hype. I'd be shocked if one actual big name player is moved today.

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06-22-2012, 05:15 PM
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Murray will go first, Columbus know this (through being asked by EDM if they wanted to trade up) so they traded for Bob to load up on Russians, it all makes sense now!!!!
They will trade down to 3 or 4 if they aren't going to take Nail... Whomever jumps up will take Nail and Columbus won't get him.

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That was a cool interview with Lombardi. He couldn't stop smiling.

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o/u on how many dmen go in round 1? Id set the line at 19

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This draft is going to be all hype. I'd be shocked if one actual big name player is moved today.
That seems to be the trend the past few years. So many rumors, so little action.

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They just showed them taking roll call on the draft floor and the Kings drew lots of cheers from those in attendance when they were called. All aboard the bandwagon!

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The building is empty. Disappointing.

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They just showed them taking roll call on the draft floor and the Kings drew lots of cheers from those in attendance when they were called. All aboard the bandwagon!
I heard that too!!!

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