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06-18-2012, 05:00 PM
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Los Angeles Kings 2012 draft preview

Over the past year, the Los Angeles Kings shifted their philosophy from stockpiling young talent to selling it off for reliable roster players. Heading into the playoffs, the eighth-seeded Kings had bet the farm on what appeared to be a losing proposition. They entered the post-season as a bottom seed whose first pick in the 2012 draft was at 121. That changed, however, as they completed an improbable run to a Stanley Cup championship, which also resulted in the Columbus Blue Jackets exercising the option to take their 2013 pick. The Kings will now have the final selection in this year's first round as well as six late picks, which they have invested wisely with in recent years.… read more



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I believe Edm has the 2nd pick and Montreal has the 3rd.

Both teams need defense & quality goaltending.

We have Bernier, Hickey, Drewiske to possibly fill that need.

Add Loktionov, and we might have a legit shot at a trade for a high 1st.

Don't forget---Our AHL talent is looking good right now because of guys like Voynov,
Lewis, Martinez, King and Nolan who came right in & produced bigtime on a Cup-winner.

If there's an ideal prospect available in that top 3, we might have a shot, IMO.

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hope you are right that we have a chance to trade up to #2 or #3, but I highly doubt it cuz if I were one of those two teams, I wouldn't give up such a high pick for Bernier or our AHL prospects like Loktionov or a marginal NHL player like Drewiske. Would you?

maybe we could package Bernier and a couple lower picks for a top 3 pick, but I'm not sure I would do that unless I had someone in mind to draft, such as a LW that is big and fast...

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I believe Edm has the 2nd pick and Montreal has the 3rd.
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Phi has the second:Richards
Edm has our 3rd: Penncakes

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Man, that Top 10 prospects is going to change a lot - mostly due to graduation. A good thing!

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How weird will be be if we don't draft until the 4th round?

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Why does everyone continue to include Zatkoff in the picture here? He's a UFA now, and unless LA resigns him he'll be gone. I'd be shocked if we resign him, as we're going to want to give AHL time to Berube as well.

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