The easy part is now complete, we now move onto the hard part- selecting a cornerstone piece of the puzzle.
The Los Angeles Kings were selected to receive the 2nd overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.
With some confusion at the top of the list and moving up a few spots, the Kings now have control over some of the brightest prospects in this forward deep draft.
With Alexis Lafreniere almost confirmed to be the first player selected (unless he kindly slips to Los Angeles) the Kings have to make several decisions.
Do the Kings keep the pick, do they trade the pick and add even more assets, do they take a forward or defensemen and how will be said player fit into the organization?
Quinton Byfield, Tim Stutzle, Marco Rossi, Jamie Drysdale, Cole Perfetti, and Lucas Raymond highlight the next crop of young stars after Lafreniere.
Would the Kings have liked the #1 pick? Of course.
However, just like the year 2020 this draft had some unexpected twists and turns that nobody expected.
Regardless of who the Kings decide on they are sure to get a franchise-changing player who will contribute almost immediately and have a big impact for years to come.
As said earlier the Kings have many choices to make. The popular pick is Byfield, however, he seems to be slipping in ratings. If this were me making the pick Marco Rossi would be chosen because he is the most complete 2-way player behind Lafreniere.
We should embrace the pick, whoever that may be, due to the fact that any one of these players could be 10-time all-stars, captains, or even Hall of Famers.
Who would you choose if you were the Kings and why?
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