Kings sign Trevor Lewis

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  1. haelwho

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    http://www.lakings.com/2,4245.ftm

    Guess it's not all that surprising since he was drafted a year late.
     
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    It kinda is because he played in the USHL.
     
  3. haelwho

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    I didn't say it wasn't surprising at all ;)

    He wasn't particularly impressive in the prospect scrimmage yesterday but I guess they want him in Manchester.
     
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    University of Michigan must be big fans of the LA Kings :sarcasm:
     
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    Does he have junior rights? Did anyone draft him? I'm sure it is very seldom when someone committs to college and then is drafted in the CHL.
     
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    Pretty sure he hasn't been CHL drafted.
     
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    Lombardi must be high on this kid.
     
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    where is he gonna play now that he can't go to michigan?
     
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    Manchester.
     
  10. Legionnaire

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    Fixed it for ya ;)
     
  11. David A. Rainer

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    I don't like the move. I hope DL doesn't turn him into a grinder by throwing him in too soon and too fast.
     
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    I don't like it either. I hope they know what they are doing.
     
  13. David A. Rainer

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    They took a kid that was basically at the buttom of the hockey world, then had an excellent season in a lower league to be drafted in the first round. Things are moving very quickly for this kid in less than 365 days. He needs to continue to be in an environment where he succeeds daily to allow him to work to improve while not hurting his confidence. If they throw him in and he stumbles, he might be lost immediately and forever, becoming nothing more than a grinder.
     
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    is he ready for the ahl?? the jump from the ushl to ahl is gigantic...for a guy that was even considered good enough to be drafted his year of eligibility and then skyrocketed into the first round the next year, i think it might be a little foolish to make that kind of jump this fast.
     
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    This could be very bad and could turn him into a grinder.
     
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    Well it worked for Bergeron...what's the scouting report on this kid? From what I know he's god good size and vision and played with Okposo last year.
     
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    Not that Jake Taylor was the greatest thing ever. But when New York signed him after an ok freshman year at Minnesota i thought it was too early. He ended up in the ECHL his first year out. He may make it. But what does that do to your confidence? I hope Lewis does just fine. But he just went up two steps in a big hurry.
     
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    He is going to play for Owen Sound of the OHL.They picked him up as a free agent.He could of played in any of the 3 leagues QMJHL,WHL,OHL.
     
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    Well, a really good 2-way 3rd-liner (ala Brind'Amour) is, supposedly, what his career potential is.
     
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    So then why would they sign him?
     
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    Really good assessment. I hope he plays in the CHL and not in the AHL. For a kid who put up good numbers, nothing spectacular in the USHL to go to the AHL is quite a leap. I hope he excels if he makes it to Manchester this year, but it's not likely.
     
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    Does anyone have a source for this? It would be another huge American pickup for the Attack.
    As for the signing, I can't fathom why. As an NCAA player they would have had the extra time to sign him, and he's obviously a late bloomer who's had one good season in a lower junior league. This one confuses me...:dunno:
     
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    To be fair, he wasn't drafted his eligibility year because of an injury.
     
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    Good speed, offensive upside(apparently), good leadership qualities. And yes, he did play with Okposo. An intriguing bit of info that people were throwing around on draft day is that many scouts who went to see Okposo came back raving about Lewis instead. The Kings were also apparently told by a few teams that drafted after 17 that they had poached TL from them.
     

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