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    Anaheim got 3 of his top 13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statue4Deano View Post
    Looks like the Kings walked away with 2 from his top 23 including Clarke at #1 .
    https://hockeyprospecting.com/2021/0...g-top-32-2021/
    You gotta love that there is a kid named "Roulette" on that list. Did a team gamble on taking him at that high?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeadInjury View Post
    At one point, we had 9 picks in this draft. We ended up trading all of our picks except the 8OA. Moved two in the Arvidsson and Lemieux trades. Then traded the 6 others to move up to draft three players.

    They obviously had a game plan and executed on it. Yannetti was saying this was their best executed draft ever. Of course, whether that is correct or not really depends on how these players turn out. But going quality over quantity is understandable given how many prospects we already have.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rogie-Vachon View Post
    I think the organization stock piled the draft picks or this exact reason. Get the quality - in need players - than just add depth for Ontario.
    I think that's exactly right. According to the talking heads teams generally fell into two categories:

    1. Get as many picks as possible because everything is so unpredictable they want all the lottery tickets they can get.
    2. Because everything is so unpredictable, use draft capital to get guys you REALLY want (in the draft or by trade).

    Carolina was obviously the first, while the Kings are clearly the second. We'll see which strategy worked better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trapper9 View Post
    Anaheim got 3 of his top 13.
    Anaheim is going to be pretty good soon as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAKingSteve View Post
    Anaheim is going to be pretty good soon as well.
    They might but it's the same with them as the Kings. All these draft picks are just shiny new toys until they prove they're pieces to a Cup run. Also, what's "pretty soon" to you? It's probably at least 3 years since they're probably losing or getting rid of some of their decent veterans like Getzlaf, Silfverberg, Deslauriers, Manson, and Henrique...and more if they trade some of core youngish guys like Gibson, Rakell, and Fowler. They've got some nice pieces but not enough of them who are NHL-ready. And there's no talk of them being aggressive in free agency or the trade market.

    IMO, they're 5+ years away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jt View Post
    They might but it's the same with them as the Kings. All these draft picks are just shiny new toys until they prove they're pieces to a Cup run. Also, what's "pretty soon" to you? It's probably at least 3 years since they're probably losing or getting rid of some of their decent veterans like Getzlaf, Silfverberg, Deslauriers, Manson, and Henrique...and more if they trade some of core youngish guys like Gibson, Rakell, and Fowler. They've got some nice pieces but not enough of them who are NHL-ready. And there's no talk of them being aggressive in free agency or the trade market.

    IMO, they're 5+ years away.
    As for pretty soon...yeah, 5 or so years for the Ducks. Maybe a little earlier. I think the Kings are ahead of them.

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    Ducks have TONS of young talent, but they also but they also tend to give those guys away before they are developed, so there's that.

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