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Ben Shelley
Los Angeles Kings
Location: ON
Joined: 04.09.2020

Feb 24 @ 8:43 PM ET
Ben Shelley: Kings can extend streak and sweep series vs. Blues, coming off 3-0 win
Dewey8
Los Angeles Kings
Joined: 10.24.2018

Feb 24 @ 8:50 PM ET
St.louis has a number of injuries,but we still looked good monday night.congrats to brown on 1200 games!! Hope they can play another good team game tonight
Only_A_Ladd
Los Angeles Kings
Location: An attempt to educate are failing youth on reality..., CA
Joined: 06.06.2013

Feb 25 @ 1:38 AM ET
Welp. I did not expect this ~1/3 of the way through the season.
Dewey8
Los Angeles Kings
Joined: 10.24.2018

Feb 25 @ 8:46 AM ET
Happy to see the boys playing well,keep the streak going!!!
Osprey
Joined: 11.10.2015

Feb 25 @ 5:56 PM ET
Unhappy to see the boys playing well. End the streak while there's still time for a top pick!!!
fsanford
Joined: 10.28.2009

Feb 25 @ 10:13 PM ET
Unhappy to see the boys playing well. End the streak while there's still time for a top pick!!!
- Osprey


Wtf?



Osprey
Joined: 11.10.2015

Feb 26 @ 6:55 AM ET
Wtf?
- fsanford

What? Would you rather have a few more weeks of good feelings before they come back down to Earth or 10 years of one of the stud defensemen near the top of the draft?
Dewey8
Los Angeles Kings
Joined: 10.24.2018

Feb 26 @ 8:59 AM ET
What? Would you rather have a few more weeks of good feelings before they come back down to Earth or 10 years of one of the stud defensemen near the top of the draft?
- Osprey


Love seeing the compete level of the vets showing the kids how to play and compete at the nhl level.
We will finish middle of the pack realistically at best,and still get a middle of the pack pick where most stud defenseman are taken.10-20.
So yes I will take the wins and the gloating of beating teams we shouldn't be for now.
Only_A_Ladd
Los Angeles Kings
Location: An attempt to educate are failing youth on reality..., CA
Joined: 06.06.2013

Feb 26 @ 6:55 PM ET
Love seeing the compete level of the vets showing the kids how to play and compete at the nhl level.
We will finish middle of the pack realistically at best,and still get a middle of the pack pick where most stud defenseman are taken.10-20.
So yes I will take the wins and the gloating of beating teams we shouldn't be for now.

- Dewey8


Not this year
Osprey
Joined: 11.10.2015

Feb 27 @ 1:23 PM ET
Love seeing the compete level of the vets showing the kids how to play and compete at the nhl level.
We will finish middle of the pack realistically at best,and still get a middle of the pack pick where most stud defenseman are taken.10-20.
So yes I will take the wins and the gloating of beating teams we shouldn't be for now.

- Dewey8

Most stud defensemen are not taken in the middle of the round. Doughty, Pietrangelo, Hedman, Jones, Ekblad, Heiskanen, Makar, Dahlin and Byram were all top 5 picks. A lot of good ones have been taken 6-9, as well. There have been good defensemen taken 10-20, but not so many outright studs and also plenty of underwhelming ones. It's a lot more of a dice roll.

On top of that, this year, there aren't as many eye-watering forwards to garner attention and cause some of the top handful of defensemen to slip towards the middle of the round. The defensemen will get extra scrutiny and all of the best ones will be taken early. Picking in the middle of the round will mean that Blake and his team will have to settle for the 6th, 7th or 8th defenseman on their list, rather than land one of their 3 favorites.