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Ben Shelley
Los Angeles Kings
Location: ON
Joined: 04.09.2020

Oct 7 @ 7:57 PM ET
Ben Shelley: Kings acquire Lias Andersson, draft eight more players in Rounds 2-7
tkecanuck341
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Irvine, CA
Joined: 06.25.2009

Oct 7 @ 8:10 PM ET
Voted "Yes" on the poll, because there's wasn't a "meh" option. Picks at #35 and #128 were very good, but aside from that, there weren't really any home runs like last year.

Aside from the obvious homerun with Byfield, 2017 and 2019 were much better drafts. This year is probably on par with the decent, but not exceptional 2018 draft.
Osprey
Joined: 11.10.2015

Oct 7 @ 10:02 PM ET
I second a middle option (not just here, but in future polls). The fact that two of us would've voted for it and all 23 votes so far have been Yes illustrate the need for one, IMO.
poisondhearts37
Los Angeles Kings
Location: A goaltending coach, A few good bounces and the oilers are cup champions!!
Joined: 01.24.2010

Oct 7 @ 10:11 PM ET
Overall im good with this draft. I did want Wallinder. And now knowing they tried multiple times to move up in the first again. I wonder what that target was.
Only_A_Ladd
Los Angeles Kings
Location: An attempt to educate are failing youth on reality..., CA
Joined: 06.06.2013

Oct 7 @ 11:43 PM ET
I really like this deal for the Kings. Andersson needs a change of scenery and could still turn into an effective NHL forward. He’s just about to turn 22 years old and could certainly earn a spot in Los Angeles’ lineup next season.


I think the price was a bit high with guys like Poirier still on the board and because he nuked his bridge back to the NHL with NYR. I sincerely doubt NYR was holding out for a 2nd, but who knows?

Futa was on NHL Radio. Gushed over Andersson. Kid has something to prove so maybe he'll be motivated. I hope the team had some reports that he was eager to return.
tkecanuck341
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Irvine, CA
Joined: 06.25.2009

Oct 8 @ 1:36 AM ET


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jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: LETS GO RANGERS, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

Oct 8 @ 8:07 AM ET
I think the price was a bit high with guys like Poirier still on the board and because he nuked his bridge back to the NHL with NYR. I sincerely doubt NYR was holding out for a 2nd, but who knows?

Futa was on NHL Radio. Gushed over Andersson. Kid has something to prove so maybe he'll be motivated. I hope the team had some reports that he was eager to return.

- Only_A_Ladd


Honestly I am very thrilled we were able to get a 2nd rounder for him. Surprised.

But good luck to him. If he turns it around at least he’s out west
KingsFan67
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Orange County, CA
Joined: 03.31.2011

Oct 8 @ 1:11 PM ET
I'm a little worried about Andersson in that I have read a lot of Rangers comments saying his skating / speed was slow. I do think you can recover from a disgruntled player, and a change in teams may be what he needs. But if it's a skill issue then that is not a good sign.