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    Frozen Royalty has a pretty good interview with Yanetti, explaining their draft process and has a short scouting report on each player:
    https://frozenroyalty.net/2019/06/23/2019-draft-wrap1/
    https://frozenroyalty.net/2019/06/24/2019-draft-wrap2/

    A few things he says:

    About Kaliyev:
    Yanetti on if questions about Kaliyev?s compete level were what scared some teams away from him: ?There?s no question about it. He?s got to play harder.?
    About Fagemo:
    ?He?s a speed player. Fast. Explosive. He scored 15 goals in the Swedish Elite League this year, as a draft-year plus one player. He plays as a high level. He?s as good as Adrian Kempe with a higher level of compete, if not the flat-out ability. He?s got all those tools that we like, so then you look at our draft list, and he?s in a layer where the players we see after him are in another tier in the draft.?
    About selecting Tourcotte:
    Yanetti turned to Blake and said, ?Byram?s off the board, so we?re picking Turcotte, right??

    Blake replied, ?Right.?

    Not that this is all that significant, because they had already surmised that Byram would be off the board by the time the fifth overall pick was on the clock, and of course, you can draw your own conclusions from the conversation between Yanetti and Blake, but it does appear that if Byram was still available, the Kings would have selected him instead of Turcotte.
    There are also some good bits about Spence and Lee. You can tell Yanetti has some excitement in those picks.

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    Default Just in case anybody missed this ...

    Here are RECENT heights/weights for drafted players, from the NHL Combine:

    https://thehockeywriters.com/2019-nh...ights-weights/


    Bjornfot is 193 lbs---10 lbs under his listed weight.

    Turcotte listed at 186.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBrown33 View Post
    . He scored more goals as an under 19 yo in the SEL since Sedin in 99. Had 10 points in 16 playoff games on a championship team. He?s good.
    He wasn't on my radar but much of what I've read about him is positive. One of the independent draft assessment models had him as one of the best value picks in the draft.

    The Kings did really well picking. Even a first round stretch like Bjornfot is very defensible when you consider his character and leadership. Pronman has the top 4 picks as NHL players, plus 2 possibles. That's a jump start for the new core.

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    [QUOTE=MaxwellSmart;3333024]Frozen Royalty has a pretty good interview with Yanetti, explaining their draft process and has a short scouting report on each player:
    https://frozenroyalty.net/2019/06/23/2019-draft-wrap1/
    https://frozenroyalty.net/2019/06/24/2019-draft-wrap2/

    an interesting point here is, cuz a lot of mocks were puzzled by taking Bjornfot at 22 ahead of someone like Kaliyev was that they had targeted at least 4 skilled forwards to be available at 33 and were pleased that Kaliyev did drop to that spot.

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    And then there's this guy:

    https://www.eliteprospects.com/playe...nathan-yantsis

    on his way to development camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxwellSmart View Post
    Frozen Royalty has a pretty good interview with Yanetti, explaining their draft process and has a short scouting report on each player:
    https://frozenroyalty.net/2019/06/23/2019-draft-wrap1/
    https://frozenroyalty.net/2019/06/24/2019-draft-wrap2/

    About Fagemo:

    "He’s a speed player. Fast. Explosive. He scored 15 goals in the Swedish Elite League this year, as a draft-year plus one player. He plays as a high level. He’s as good as Adrian Kempe with a higher level of compete, if not the flat-out ability. He’s got all those tools that we like, so then you look at our draft list, and he’s in a layer where the players we see after him are in another tier in the draft.”

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    Maybe this will motivate Kempe a bit. Gotta sting to have someone call you out in print about your level of compete.

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    I think Kempe will become a prime candidate to be moved as he will end up being lost in no mans land in that "tweener who could be much more" slot and with new more competitive prospects with roughly comparable skillsets like Kupari, JAD etc. start pushing for spots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nki View Post
    I think Kempe will become a prime candidate to be moved as he will end up being lost in no mans land in that "tweener who could be much more" slot and with new more competitive prospects with roughly comparable skillsets like Kupari, JAD etc. start pushing for spots.
    Let Kempe play wing where he belongs and his productivity should rise. There are enough natural centers coming along soon enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VCRW View Post
    Let Kempe play wing where he belongs and his productivity should rise. There are enough natural centers coming along soon enough.
    Kempe showed some real passion last year. He may never produce like a top 6 player, but a player of his ability could quite easily be a very good third liner on a contender.

    I don't think the Kings are in danger of him producing enough to demand a salary that would push him out of their plans. I am more than cool keeping him around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CUP4LA View Post
    And then there's this guy:

    https://www.eliteprospects.com/playe...nathan-yantsis

    on his way to development camp.
    This years Mark Rassell
    https://www.eliteprospects.com/playe...4/mark-rassell

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