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Kings select Teubert @ 13 overall.

June 21, 2008

Excellent pick. As you may or may not recall, I had a feeling Dean would move up from 28th overall to get Teubert, although I have to wonder what would have happened had Kyle Beach fell to #12?

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With the 12th overall pick…

June 21, 2008

Goes to Buffalo. Not Surprised, we get the third round pick for next year and move down a slot.

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Doughty is officially a King

June 20, 2008

Good pick by the Kings…not my first choice, obviously I would have rather went with Bogo. However judging by the comments by Doughty about being a King and how bad he wants to be one. It is nice to hear.

“Yeah I do. I think that’s my main focus. I really want to step in and make an impact in the NHL next year. I really want to be on the Kings. It’s a dream come true.”

Good stuff…now we await the 12th overall pick…

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Cammy is traded.

June 20, 2008

To the Calgary Flames in a three way deal.

Kings get the 12th overall pick.

Calgary gets Cammy.

Ducks get the 17th and 28th pick overall.

I’d hate to say it… the winner is the Ducks, moving down 5 spots and getting an extra first round pick. That’s pretty good.

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The 2008 NHL Draft…

June 20, 2008

Almost 4pm Pacific time, the draft is coming soon! Most of the speculation for the #pick have been debunked by DL himself.  It is well known that the Kings will be picking at #2 and will likely select Doughty at that pick. Can’t complain about that pick, you really can’t screw up this draft with it being so deep with defensemen. Even though I prefer Bogo because he is tougher and grittier Dman. Doughty would be a fine selection.

Theres also a lot of chatter about Cammy being traded, I believe he will be traded today…just a gut instinct. Although I have been wrong before about Cammy being traded at the Deadline.

Should be an interesting day for King fans! I will update accordingly to the draft and who we pick and other chatter from Analysts about the Kings.

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The Draft Circus has arrived in Ottawa.

June 20, 2008

There is a ton of rumors flying around about the Kings, and rightfully so. Kings are the major players in this draft. With 15 picks in the draft and having the #2 and # 28 overall picks in the first round.  It shouldn’t be surprising that the Kings are mentioned in a lot of trades.  The Malkin rumors are rampant, most doubt that it will come to fruitation. I have to believe that the Penguins have talked to his agent about his asking price and it is too high for the Penguins to keep him with all the other players they have or will commit to for a long time. Simply put, Malkin isn’t going to fit into their future plans unless his price comes down.

The logistics of this potential trade doesn’t make sense. For one the Kings are still building their team by drafting and raising their homegrown prospects so to speak. Pittsburgh won’t get equal value for Malkin, no matter how you slice it, #2 overall pick and Cammy for Malkin is not equal value at all. This could be our WTF trade that Dean has referred to many times in the GM breakfast meeting with season ticket holders.

Another rumor flying around is the Kings getting Spezza and Ottawa’s first round pick to the Kings for the #2 overall and Cammy. This seems more feasible to me, though like the Malkin rumor. I have a hard time seeing the Senators wanting to part ways with a young player who is a points machine.

Thing is the Kings don’t need more scoring, the Kings need Defensemen. Assuming Dean is getting offers, I am thinking he is waiting for an offer that includes a defenseman, because after all there is plenty of Defensemen in this draft to be had.

Should be an interesting 24 hours…

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Draft Scenarios.

June 19, 2008

Well draft is coming very soon, and we will know who we got. By trade and by selection.  Kings insider and reporter Rich Hammond thinks “something” will happen based on his instinct and who he has talked to. I definitely think Cammalleri gets traded. I’m just basing this on how the trade could conceivably work. I do think Pitkanen of the Oilers will be traded to the Kings for Cammy. It just won’t be straight up. I think Lombardi will want to move up from that 28th overall pick. Possibly Cammy and the 28th pick to the Oilers for Joni Pitkanen and the Oilers 22nd overall pick.  Potentially having the Kings picking Defenseman Colten Teubert if he is there.

Another trade scenario is that the Kings actually trade down from the #2 Spot. I think this is feasible, the Kings aren’t going to move down many spots. So I think the Blues will be a likely trading partner at #4 since the Kings have several targets like Filatov, Bogosian, Doughty. One of them should be available.  I have my doubts that the Kings will actually trade down from the #2 pick. Either way, the Kings will be very active in this draft since they have 15 picks and will look to use the assets they have to shore up that glaring problem on the team…Defense.