Auger and Brodzinski were the two Kings picks I didn't like.
Auger is the type of guy you take a flyer on in the sixth or seventh round. He likely would have been available given that many scouts didn't have him in their top 210. I like the player; he was simply taken too high.
Thought Brodzinski was a reach as well.
Auger was the only pick I didn't like. As Ziggy said, the guy can score. Other aspects of his game need work and I BELIEVE I read some attitude issues but simply put - he can ****ing score. Auger? He's just tall. I agree. Late round flyer at best.
Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust
Has anyone noticed Penner's name being mentioned at all tonight?
If he can turn the puck over 3 times, I'd say he's in mid season form. I haven't been as excited to have a player off this team in a good number of years.
I think the Kings are looking to find their own version of Bryan Bickell. I wouldn't count Clifford out yet either. He's just as young (if not younger) than most of those names you listed.
Not counting him out, but with Nolan, Double A and Sabourin, Clifford would be an attractive trade piece.
Originally Posted by Black1963
If AA makes the squad, then Fraser should be waived/moved. I also see King getting moved before the kings move Clifford.
Fraser would net us a pick. 2 time cup winning 4th line centers are valued commodities. King is an orange, Clifford is an apple. They're both striving for that 3rd line LW spot but I can't compare the two. Ideally the Kings would move King before Clifford yes.
How do you even remember that??? I just looked him up, and he apparently was a better scorer than I had remembered. He scored 20+ goals the last 3 seasons with the kings.
Oh yeah I remember him playing with Luc Robitaille and Todd Elik. They were the Kings' 2nd line for quite some time while Gretz played with Sandstrom and Granato. I think playing countless hours of NHL Hockey and NHLPA'93 helped me become familiar with every player in the NHL during the early 90s.