Anatomy of a Draft Pick – How the Kings Decided on Byfield

It seems that nearly every year there is a debate among two players either at or near the top of the NHL Draft board. This year was no exception, with Quinton Byfield vs. Tim Stuetzle being a common theme among prognosticators and fans alike.
Less than 18 hours after the Draft Lottery, where the Kings were […]

REPORT: With the Second Pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, Los Angeles Kings Will Select…

Your parents likely warned you – ‘Don’t believe everything you hear.’
We’re now more than 90 days past our original comments regarding what the Kings were looking to do at the top of the first round this year. And while many have tried to suggest otherwise, it’s time to put all the talk to bed. […]

2020 NHL Draft: Evaluating Byfield, Stüetzle, and Raymond

For the first time in twelve years, the Kings possess the second overall pick of the NHL draft. Drew Doughty was the pick Los Angeles made at that time, which was the beginning of turning the franchise around into a champion.
The 2008 Draft had an embarrassment of riches of defensemen. Independent scouting services listed four […]

2020 NHL Draft Preview: Quinton Byfield, OHL Forward

One of Dean Lombardi’s most impactful picks came in the form of Drew Doughty at second overall. Twelve years later, the Kings would benefit if the lottery provided the same courtesy.
According to Tankathon, Los Angeles has a 9.6% chance of winning this position. While it seems unlikely, remember that New York won the Kaapo Kakko […]