Who Do The Kings Pick at #29???
I’ve never seen any of these kids play and chances are, neither have you, save for some international tournament. But we watch. We get excited like little girls getting a princess doll. We think we’re drafting Voracek and then we draft some vomit named Hickey who turned out to be the dog shit we all thought he would be when he was drafted. Then we didn’t care when we drafted 29th and picked up some kid named Tanner Pearson. I never saw him play. Did you? I’m glad they picked him.
I remember being so excited at Nokia when the Kings traded TWO of their 1st round picks to draft a kid named Colten Teubert instead of a future Norris winner in Erik Karlsson.
I remember the Kings passing up local favorite Emerson Etem and wondering why? They drafted Derek Forbort instead and he’s looking like the next Thomas Hickey.
So what do I know? What do YOU know?
Here’s who seems intriguing.
BRENDAN LEMIEUX – Claude’s kid? Also has an edge? Something the Kings will need when Clifford is dealt. AND he’s a LW. 145 PIM’s – Will he even BE there at #29? Will Lombardi trade up to get him?
NIKOLAI GOLDOBIN – He’ll fall simply because he’s Russian. But Lombardi made Loktionov and Voynov promise they wouldn’t sign in Russia. They didn’t. They both won the Stanley Cup and one was traded and his name wasn’t even engraved on the cup. Is Goldobin too small? 38 goals, 56 assists?
JOSH HO-SANG – I mean, the Mexican won the Stanley Cup for the Kings so why not an Asian? The Kings haven’t tapped that market yet, have they? The last time it was Fukufuji and Richard Park and they PACKED Staples.
Okay, so you’ve done YOU’RE research. You’re a hockey nerd. You’ve read the scouting reports and believe everything Craig Button says, so….? Who are you picking?
HOW MUCH IS KOPITAR WORTH?
If Kane and Toews are asking for 12 million each THIS year, what is Kopi going to be worth TWO YEARS from now… and how will the Kings AFFFORD him with all the other players locked up?
I’ll be watching to see what shocking TRADES will go down.
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