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2009 NHL Mock Draft 1.0 | Bleacher Report

1. The New York Islanders will select John Tavares of the London Knights This is a no brainer pick. John Tavares is easily the best forward in this draft and has been compared to the likes of Wayne Gretzky. With absolutely no offensive talents on this team outside the likes of Kyle Okposo, Tavares will…

Hockey’s Future end-of-season Calder Poll

3. Drew Doughty, D (LA) 6’1, 203 lbs. DOB: Dec. 8, 1989 Acquired: 1st round, 2nd overall in 2008 Although Doughty was unable to be the spark to lead the Los Angeles Kings into the playoffs, like Mason in Columbus and Ryan in Anaheim, his play for the rebuilding team was just as impressive. One…

Boston Globe: The Unfortunate Fourteen

What of those clubs that didn’t make it to the Stanley Cup playoffs? Well, the Unfortunate Fourteen are always a mixed lot, and this year is certainly no different. Some want immediate change. Some ponder and puckhandle. A few, such as the Los Angeles Kings, managed expectations from the outset. LA is left hoping a…

F-You Buffalo News

Nobody should accept the Miller excuse for finishing ninth or 10th in the conference while playing in a weak division. The Devils were without the best goaltender in the world, Martin Brodeur, for 50 games. They came together, found different ways to win, made backup Scott Clemmensen better, and captured the tough Atlantic Division. This…

Hockey’s Future Top 50 prospects: #10 Oscar Moller

10. Oscar Moller, RW – Los Angeles Kings A number of Kings forward prospects were expected to make the team out of training camp this season, but not Moller. Moller did his best to disrupt those plans and indeed earned a spot. At only 19 years of age, Moller is already skating a semi-regular shift…

Hockey’s Future Top 50 prospects: #12 Thomas Hickey

12. Thomas Hickey, D – Los Angeles Kings Returning to Seattle of the WHL, Hickey began the season concentrating on his defensive game and proving that he can shut down the top forwards of the league. After anchoring the blueline for Team Canada during the U20 WJC, the Seattle coaches let loose the reins on…

Hockey’s Future Top 50 prospects: #26 Jonathan Bernier

26. Jonathan Bernier, G – Los Angeles Kings A disappointing start to the season has dropped Bernier in these rankings. After watching Jonathan Quick earn the call-up to Los Angeles, Bernier fell into a trap of inconsistent and lack-luster play. Unfortunately, this trap would last for a significant portion of the Manchester Monarch’s season before…