Prospect Info: Is it too soon to discuss the 2021 draft?

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  1. Schrute farms beets Registered User

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    If they are picking that far back and there isn't an elite Dman available, then i'd seriously look at selecting a goalie (if worthy of that spot). Or using the pick + prospects/picks for a major trade (22-25 yr old) to help jump start the rebuilding process.
     
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    Kinda tough because I think at that spot all the LHD and Wallsteadt are gone. BUT a dynamic forward may be available, like Lysell, Johnson. It seems--like often is the case--that the forwards are rising in this half of the year so a dman MAY fall and I'm hoping for Edvinsson!
     
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    I imagine we end up in the 10-14 spot. In that range if Wallstedt is still available he'd be my #1 choice. Without one of the top guys dropping or looking at players ranked around that range I'd personally right now be hoping for one of Lambos or Lysell. One of the three should be available and if not means someone nice dropped.
     
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    With many leagues not even playing this year I agree with 1st rounders being more available.
    I can see Iafallo getting a first round pick from a contending team at the deadline.
     
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    Agree. I don't see this as a means to necessarily get another 18 year old, but they could very easily package a 1st with other assets to get an NHL player.

    I think there is a chance Iafallo gets moved if they aren't confident they can sign him on their terms.
     
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    Not sure how things have shaken out in this seriously warped year(s) The hope is that we can protect as many youngsters as possible...its not going to be easy! The wish is that the fading veterans get jettisoned out,pronto!!! Then give some minutes to see who comes out on top...competition is good
     
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    Another dreaded black hole pick.
     
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    What's funny is that a couple of the best first round selections this team ever made were in that black hole position. Dustin Brown at 13 and Anze Kopitar at 11.

    Of course, you're not getting a Drew Doughty at those positions, but seeing an Erik Karlsson at 15 or John Carlson at 27, or hell, Shea Weber at 49 in 2003, there is still a possibility to land a top pairing defenseman, so long as they don't blow it on the next Derek Forbort or Colten Teubert.
     
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    Of course but they hit twice on how many black hole picks?
     
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    "The Black Hole" was in reference to a sequence of seasons finishing in that position. Not a single year.

    Plenty of teams finish "in the black hole" spot but it's not a problem unless your organization gets "sucked into" that spot year after year after year.
     
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    i cannot wait for 10 years from now to see what 4th round pick fell through the covid cracks and should have been a round 1 pick. This draft I think has so much value in the later rounds as far as a player potentially falling due to lack of views. Flip side is first two rounds are not as valuable IMO
     
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    Meh Kings really aren’t that far out of the 7-10 range. Doubt they can get into the top6 without really falling apart. I think we’ve probably seen the peak from the kings. Power play (and even PK)carried them this far, not sure it was sustainable for the whole year.
     
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    2006: Bernier
    2005: Kopitar
    2004: Tukonen
    2003: Brown

    That was it, that was the"black hole." Two of the franchises all time greats, one mediocre goalie, one bust. The only other player the Kings have drafted in the 11-14 just missed the playoffs range was Vilardi.

    "Black Hole" is a myth.
     
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    We have the assets to move up the draft board if Yanetti and crew really want a guy.
     
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    Jeff Carter was taken 11th overall.
     
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    In one of the deepest, if not deepest 1st round ever. He could’ve gone 3rd overall the following draft.
     
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    Going to be an interesting draft. There are a group of higher end Defenceman and a possible franchise goalie that may all go in the top 10. It’s best to not pick for need but being able to grab one of those prospects really fills a need or a hole in our prospect depth. Powers fills our exact need. I just don’t know how the upper echelon guys from this draft compare to previous drafts.
     
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    Plz trade Yafallo he's no better than a 3rd liner and like Brown drags Kopi-Star down,always has and always will
     
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    Why do you purposely misspell his name out of disrespect? It's alright to want a player gone but doing that just dips into childish territory
     
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    I do it because it is not pronounced Iafallo but Yafallo...it is an Italian last name...it pissed me off when names are mispronounced but brick heads and it takes off losing the name to the annuals of history
     
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    Iafallo's name has been bastardized,butchered over the years its what the English speakers do best
     
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    I'm new to the board, but have heard the user "Andys" mentioned many times. I now understand.....
     
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    Block him, many of us have.
     
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    I'm pretty sure he's been blocked by like 90% of Kings fans on this board haha
     
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