With less than a week before the NHL Entry Draft, the Los Angeles Kings will be looking at defense and goaltending this week.
Here is who they should take a look at…
Defenseman Simon Edvinsson. A 6’4″, 198 lbs monster on the blueline. He skates like the wind and hits like a truck.
The Kings should take him to strengthen their back end.
Defenseman Kirill Steklov measures 6’5″ and 190 lbs. He is solid in the defensive and neutral zone; he is more of a defensive defenseman the Kings could score in later rounds.
Defenseman Isaac Belliveau, 6’2″ and 185 lbs, has the offensive tools to be a power-play quarterback but lacks some defensive instincts. It could be a steal for Los Angeles in the mid to later rounds.
Defensemen Marc Lajoie is another monster at 6’5″ and 226 lbs.
Great shot-blocker with offensive potential. If he is thereafter round 5, the Kings should take him.
Goaltender Sebastian Cossa has NHL size at 6’5″ and 210 lbs. Extremely athletic and covers the net from second chances. Has elite status.
Goaltender Brett Brochu is a smaller netminder at 5’11” and 176 lbs but does not let that size fool you as he can play.
If he is available after round 2, the Kings should take an interest in him.
Goaltender Alexei Kolosov, 6’1″ and 185 lbs, is extremely athletic and could go early. Great rebound control, speed, and recovery are his top attributes.
The Kings should keep an eye on him throughout the draft.
Goaltender Carl Lindbom, 6’0″ and 165 lbs, is another small netminder who is quick on his feet and very competitive. He could be a future starter in the NHL.
Do you agree or disagree?
Who do you project the Kings to take?
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