What a great day it is to be a young hockey player. I had a very interesting talk last year after the first night of the Draft with Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. Basically bombarding him with questions and snide remarks about not getting drafted. Here is what we came up with… I am not a dude and not 18 years old. Which really sucks, but I moved on!
Tonight is the night that so many young stars will look back on one day and have very fond memories of standing on that stage in the NHL limelight for the very first time. Not all end up living up to what the scouts think they will, but regardless it is still a great day!
The Kings will most likely be making 7 selections over the next couple of days.
1st Round 30th pick (optional – CBJ) – They can take this pick from the Kings in either the 2012 or 2013 Draft.
4th Round 121st pick
5th Round 151st pick
6th Round 171st pick
6th Round 181st pick
7th Round 183rd pick
7th Round 211th pick
This is difficult to predict, because the Kings are a very young and talented team. They don’t have a lot of gaps in their line-up that need to be filled. If Columbus elects not to take the Kings 1st Round pick then most likely they will select Colton Sissons of the Kelowna Rockets (WHL). If Columbus does elect to take the Kings 1st Round pick then they won’t be on the board until the 4th Round with the 121st pick. As you can see predicting the Kings pick is really a very difficult one, we will just have to wait and see what happens in a few hours!
Part 1 of the Draft airs tonight on NBC Sports and Part 2 will air tomorrow!