Wednesday, May 5, 2010 draft note

With the Kings out of the playoffs now most (some?) of the attention among LA hockey fans has turned to the draft - being held here in SoCal next month. has also slowly been rolling out their draft experts over the last month or so, offering various predictions for the first round.  Last month they offered five different mock drafts - eat your heart out Mel Kiper fans.  A few of their guys had the Kings drafting...gulp...a player labeled 'the Next Frolov' - Stanislav Galiev (we had a recap article on that one up here).

Well, today came a new nugget from  They asked three of their experts to do a second mock draft.  Hope you're sitting down for this one.

After each player projected to be taken by the Kings the author was allowed a one line justification of his pick.  It usually is a comment about the player.

However, Brad Holland's prognostication had this gem on the Kings organization:

PICK:  Nick Bjugstad, C, Blaine (HIGH-MN)SKINNY: Not much the Kings need – they're loaded in almost every position – Bjugstad a good backup to Kopitar.

Re-read it a few times.  Not often will you see things like that written about the Kings.

Even though it's not completely true - they aren't loaded with forwards - it's still amazing what Dean Lombardi has done with the franchise in just a few short years.

The Mayor

1 comment:

  1. Kings need more help on the wing than up the middle though I'd figure they're just taking the best player available given the current depth.