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    Quote Originally Posted by King'sPawn View Post
    To beat my own drum as well, this is what I said in this thread:
    Street cred reissued.
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    I don't have NHL Network, so switched to the NBC Sports App. IT CUT AWAY TO 4 MINUTES OF COMMERCIALS RIGHT BEFORE THE KINGS PICK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catastrophe View Post
    I don't have NHL Network, so switched to the NBC Sports App. IT CUT AWAY TO 4 MINUTES OF COMMERCIALS RIGHT BEFORE THE KINGS PICK.
    Write an angry letter to them like I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovela View Post
    Write an angry letter to them like I am.
    That's how Ted Kaczynski got started.
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    “@Rich_Hammond: Mark Yannetti said Kings made 4 or 5 inquiries to try to move up from No. 29. Said they didn't come close.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovela View Post
    “@Rich_Hammond: Mark Yannetti said Kings made 4 or 5 inquiries to try to move up from No. 29. Said they didn't come close.”
    2 cups in 3 years, no one wants to help.
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    I got the Kings Master plan. Trade Kempe to the Ducks for Kessler and their 1st next year and the Kings throw a bag of pucks into the deal.

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    You should really go and watch KV's vids on the Kings' scouting personnel. I found them to be interesting in that the Quebec scout, Denis Fugere mentioned how the kids' attitude about being in the NHL has changed from that of it being an honor to thinking they're entitled to it. Futa was also interviewed and mentioned about moving up and others calling for their pick. Very interesting watching these vids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovela View Post
    ď@Rich_Hammond: Mark Yannetti said Kings made 4 or 5 inquiries to try to move up from No. 29. Said they didn't come close.Ē
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Rosen with Mark Yannetti
    On whether the Kings actively tried to move up or move down in the draft:
    We tried. We actively tried to move up. In terms of how close we were, we did. We tried to move up. Itís a little bit of a blue, but we made four or five inquiries to move up when one player was sliding. We didnít get any traction. Didnít get off the ground. Although we tried, it was never even close. It wasnít a hang up, but there was no interest and not even any room to negotiate. We actively tried to move up, and it was a dead in the water issue. As the draft unfolded from around the midpoint of the first round, it fell the way we thought it would fall.
    This implies the Kings wanted to move up quite far, into the top half of the draft. Sliding player? Was it Nick Ritchie they wanted? Dylan Larkin?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Rosen with Mark Yannetti
    We had three players in mind for that 29 pick before the draft started. It started to get very dicey as the draft wore on in terms of Ė I canít give up too much information, but it started to look like we may not get one of the players we had targeted there. So we were fully prepared to move out. We had a flurry of offers, and we were perfectly poised to move out of that pick. We had three excellent offers that all had merit, and we had ranked them. We were ready to move out of that spot, and we had the ammunition to do it and move picks. As it stood, at 25 we knew we were going to get one of the two guys we wanted because he was still left, so that scenario was plausible for about five or six picks, and then our fears were allayed and we decided to keep the puck, and we didnít need to move back.
    Does this imply they liked Pastrnak or McCann? Really curious who the other 2 guys were aside from Kempe.
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    What's it looking like tomorrow KP?

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