Battle of California: With the 5th Pick…
I’m drafting Brayden Schenn.
Sorry I don’t have some big build-up for you, but I figured I’d save you the suspense and just let you know right now. Now, I’m not saying Brayden is the best pick, or the one the Kings should necessarily make, just that he’s the one that Dean would likely make. Yesterday’s poll decided that Evander Kane was the choice for most LA fans, but he’s gone because The Falconer from Birdwatchers Anonymous is a bastard. Kane is a great pick for Atlanta for 2 reasons: one, he has the highest upside of any available prospect, and two, you’d be foolish to argue that drafting a young black man is not a good thing for Atlanta. So the Kings are really left with a decision between Brayden Schenn and Magnus Paajarvi-Svennson, and if you consider Dean Lombardi’s history then it’s really a no-brainer.
Characteristic hilarity from BoC. Read the rest: via SBN Mock Draft: With the 5th Pick… – Battle of California.