Dany Roussin to Kings at #50

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  1. Peter James Bond

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    So how good is Roussin?

    As a Kings fan, I am ecstatic that they were able to get Kopitar at #11.
    I hope Kopitar comes over to play for the Regina Pats this year, who selected him in the CHL import draft.

    As for Roussin, I hope he's good enough to make the Kings Manchester team in the AHL. With guys like Dustin Brown and Mike Cammalleri moving up to the Kings this year, there will be a few open spots.
     
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    Well he improved alot playing with Crosby... and i think it will actually stay. Very good shot.. he knows how to put the puck in the net, he just need a center to put the puck on his tape. Could turn out to be a 2nd liner but who knows its a wild card.
     
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    I think this player s overrated , but at this point in the draft and with 2 2nd round pick the Kings did a good pick .
     
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    He went to the perfect location in L.A. Roussin plays like Lucky Luc Robitaille, so where else but L.A. to get tutored from one of the best.

    I love the pick.
     
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    Roussin reminds me of Robitaille in many ways having seen both of them play junior. I don't know if Roussin has Robitaille's will to make it but hopefully so. A good pick by the kings because Pittsburgh had him all lined up at 60
     
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    Roussin will be junior hockey's equivalent of Andrew Gordon. Who's Andrew Gordon? He was Sidney Crosby's linemate in midget AAA Halifax in 2002 when Crosby let that loop in scoring as a 15-year-old.

    Gordon was good enough to play at the famed Notre Dame hockey factory in Wilcox, Sask., good enough to get drafted in the late rounds in 2004 by Washington, and good enough to get an NCAA scholly, but take it from a guy who watched him, won't be good enough to make it to the show. Roussin will be remembered mainly as Crosby's linemate in junior, who, through playing with Crosby, experienced things most of us could only dream about (QMJHL title, consecutive 100-point seasons, getting drafted in the second round), but won't be good enough to play in the show on a consistent basis.
     
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    He is staying in Sodertalje.
     
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    Nice. So you're basing this all on the fact that he was Crosby's linemate. :rolleyes:
     
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    There is something to be said for that. Great players make everyone around them better...
     
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    He's the Rob Brown of the QMJHL.

    What more do you need to hear?
     
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    Well then Edmonton must be very dissapointed with drafting Pouliot then. He must not going to make the NHL either.
     
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    IMO Pouliot has a greater chance to make the NHL, its because ROUSSIN is more like a 1 dimentional player..
     
  13. This was a smart and calculated risk. Roussin can play 2 positions...center & left wing. He still has to work on his strength which should help him not get knocked off the puck so easily. But he definitely has 2nd line sniper written all over him...if he's committed to getting stronger. Its not like Crosby just bounced the puck off the kid for 2 yrs...that nose for the net isn't a fluke. And its always funny to read opinions from his detractors (like before the draft everyone was saying it was impossible to see this kid get picked in the 2nd or 3rd round).

    And FYI, when Crosby was at the various tournaments, Roussin was still able to produce without him. There were plenty of times that Pouliot was injured or not playing on the same line as Crosby & Roussin when they were in Rimouski. Kings fans should be happy with the pick IMO. Florida fans should be pissed because Roussin & his agent were justified in asking for around 2nd round money and not getting the deal in on time was Keenan's fault for playing hard ball too hard.
     
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    Roussin is extremely overrated and his skill was inflated by being Crosby's linemate. I think the Kings should just use him to bait the Penguins as payback for giving us Straka. Maybe we can trade him for Welch straight up? Im sure Crosby would urge the Mario to make it happen if the offer was on the table.
     
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    I don't know if he is extremely overrated but I strongly believe that the Kings motive behind selecting him this early because they knew the Penguins would pick him with their next pick and might overpay for him if any other team took him
     
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    Pouliot was already doing great without Crosby just like Roussin was. Crosby did help to boost their point total (even more true for Roussin than Pouliot) but Pouliot will be a good 2nd line center. As for Roussin, he has to round up is overall game.
     
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