March 15th, 2013, 08:11 AM #1
Just interesting...(to me anyway)
So I was reading the threads and seeing the displeasure of the play of Drew Doughty and wondered "what if" we had gotten the #1 pick in 2008 and took Stamkos instead of Doughty. We all know that to have a successful team you probably should build from the net out, like was done with LA. It was said back then by Dean I believe, or Lieweke that they would have taken Doughty #1, had they gotten that pick.
So here is the thing that interested me....
Since that draft, the Kings are 180-131-43...1 missed playoffs, 2 first round exits, 1 Stanley Cup and probably a 4th play run this year....
Tampa Bay (mostly offense, not good on defense) 153-152-50....3 missed playoffs, probably a 4th this year and 1 EC final...
So you wonder if indeed Deano and the Kings would have taken Doughty anyway had they indeed gotten the #1 pick.
Why is this thread here????? I am bored and just found it interesting.
March 15th, 2013, 08:28 AM #2
you have to look at ownership issues with Tampa and the fact that Yzerman has been at the helm for just under 3 years.
March 15th, 2013, 08:34 AM #3
Dean went out and signed Scuderi and Mitchell, and traded Lubo and his cookies for Stoll and Greene. That solidified the back-end, but those same quality defensemen have not really been available the past couple of off-seasons. Suter is the only one that really comes to mind for me as a high-quality free agent defenseman that has been available and he was signed at an outrageous price.
In my opinion, Mitchell has been the Kings #1 defenseman and the Kings sorely miss him.
Things would have played out differently, but I do think the Kings could have had equal success with Stamkos or even Pieterangelo instead of Doughty.
March 15th, 2013, 08:55 AM #4
As was pointed out, there's a lot more factors in play contributing to the Kings' success and Tampa Bay's lack thereof than just one player. I think the Kings would have been just fine with Stamkos and TB would have still not been very good with Doughty.
March 15th, 2013, 10:36 AM #5
If only it were that simple.
March 15th, 2013, 10:59 AM #6
I realize that you can what if anything to death. And I do realize it's not that simple, but like I stated I was just curious what it would have meant. Eh, like I said, I was bored....bored to death, so just call me Jonathan Ames....if anyone catches that reference I'll be somewhat surprised.
March 15th, 2013, 11:08 AM #7
At least CBGB would have been able to wear his Kings Stamkos jersey.
March 15th, 2013, 11:12 AM #8
3rd Line Role Player
....bored to death, so just call me Jonathan Ames....if anyone catches that reference I'll be somewhat surprised.[/QUOTE]
Created (and wrote, I believe) the HBO series of the same name
March 15th, 2013, 11:15 AM #9
Created (and wrote, I believe) the HBO series of the same name[/QUOTE]
Originally Posted by kIngsX
We have a winner today....tell him what he's won.
He's won some rep from Eskymi....
Call me surprised. I did not think that many people had heard about that show. Very funny by the way.
March 15th, 2013, 12:05 PM #10
Even if the Kings would have won the draft lottery, they would have taken Doughty.