Chuck Kobasew- RW- Boston College- This is my pick. Their is some concern whether he will be there when the Kings pick, but he is a solid forward. He is built well- 6’1, 195 pounds, and he is part of a championship team as a freshman. He went the month of January with a point in every game. The Kings got a good look at what skilled college players can do- Chris Drury for one. This is the guy I would like to see become a King.
Ales Hemsky- LW- Hull- Very skilled forward with a solid offensive game. Fairly well built, although a little light at 6’1, 180 pounds. Finished the regular season with 36 goals and 64 assists. Will likely be available, but a smallish wing seems to go against what the Kings are looking for.
Colby Armstrong- RW- Red Deer- Big right winger with alot of potential. His name keeps coming up regarding the Kings and he will be there. Big at 6’2 but light at a scrawny 174. Impressive numbers- in 72 games he had 36 goals, 42 assists and 156 PIM’s. He was also a +44. Comes from a winning team and the Kings could fall in love with the idea of Armstrong and Frolov on either side of Aulin or Lehoux.
Other names to watch-
Greg Watson- C- Prince Albert
Mark Popovic- D- St. Micheal’s
Jiri Novotny- C- Czech Republic