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2010 NHL Entry Draft: LA Kings To Select 19th In The First Round

DRAFT COVERAGE: Frozen Royalty continues its coverage of the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft with a look at what prospects the Los Angeles Kings could be looking at when their time on the clock comes up during the first round.


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LOS ANGELES — Just about every year at the National Hockey League Entry Draft, there are one or two players who stand out above all the rest, considered to be the top prizes in that year’s draft class. Indeed, the 2010 class is no exception, with forwards Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin considered to be the cream of the crop.

Hall and Seguin are locks to be selected with the first and second picks (Edmonton has the first selection and Boston owns the second overall pick) at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, which begins with the first round on Friday, June 25, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles (4:00 PM PDT). After that, the draft is often one big crapshoot in terms who gets selected after that, and that will be the case once again this year. Read more of this post

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Justin Azevedo: Too Small For The NHL?

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Did you know that the leading scorer in the Ontario Hockey League for the 2007-08 season was not Steven Stamkos, the consensus top prospect and first overall selection in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft?

In fact, Stamkos was a fairly distant fifth in overall scoring in the OHL.

So what happened to the leading scorer, who finished the season with 43 goals and 81 assists for 124 points with 69 penalty minutes in 67 games?

On draft weekend last June, he waited. Read more of this post

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