LA Kings Will Pick Last In First Round Of 2012 NHL Entry Draft, And They’re Happy About That

DRAFT COVERAGE: Although the Los Angeles Kings will select last in the first round of the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft, they still have to make this draft count for something by finding a player or two who will make it to the NHL to stay a few years down the road. Also, the Kings and the NHL have announced their 2012-12 regular season schedule.

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LOS ANGELES — On the eve of the first round of the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft (Friday, June 22, 2012, 4:00 PM PDT in Pittsburgh), the big question is what the Edmonton Oilers will do with the first overall pick.

Will they select right wing Nail Yakupov of the Sarnia Sting in the Ontario Hockey League, the top prospect in this year’s draft? Will they go off the board, so to speak, to shore up their blue line corps, which is their biggest weakness, or will they trade the pick to bring in a seasoned, impact player?

If they decide to improve on the blue line through the draft, do not be surprised to see them select Ryan Murray of the Everett Silvertips in the Western Hockey League Read more of this post