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EL SEGUNDO, CA — While they were winning Stanley Cup Championships in and , while they were a legitimate Stanley Cup contender in , and when they thought they still had a chance to win a championship in , the Los Angeles Kings gambled by trading away first round draft picks that they used to acquire players who they believed would put them over the top.
In most cases, the gamble worked well for the Kings. But as their window for winning championships began to close, that gamble, as it does more often than not when that window is closing, resulted in the cupboard being quite bare when it came to higher-end talent coming up through the ranks.
But that is what championship teams are supposed to—draft and develop their young prospects well in order to build their team through the draft and to stockpile players that other teams covet for use in trades to bring in the final pieces of the puzzle. The Kings are still feeling the effects of those moves, a price that championship teams usually to have to pay down the road, to some degree, so when they were able sign highly-coveted defenseman Daniel Brickley , a Hobey Baker Award finalist out of Minnesota State University — Mankato on March 30, they were absolutely thrilled.
But guys like that are more polished. Now you put the path together with the development team and knowing what he already possesses, you hope that he ends up as that kind of player. But a lot of guys have been great partners for Drew. We all got in to see him. But we were all on board with him.
We were kind of on pins and needles, waiting for his decision, but we were thrilled when he made the decision that he was going to be a Los Angeles King. Good shot, good offensive abilities from the blue line.
Shut down defenseman. As reported earlier, Brickley was a highly-sought after prospect coming out of college. Several teams that have been rumored to include Anaheim, Detroit, San Jose, and a few others.
It was fun, it was good. A little rusty, but hopefully, that goes away pretty quick. It was just a gut feeling for me to come play here. There was some talk about it. I was all bundled up. Brickley has participated in a few practices with the team and has, according to head coach John Stevens , made a good account of himself.
Brickley indicated that he has been a bit surprised by how much harder the players work at the NHL level. The work ethic on ice and off ice is incredible.
Just trying to get the swing of things. Brickley is also trying to shake off a little rust after finishing his college hockey career a couple of weeks ago. As talented as he is, Brickley still has to learn how to play at the NHL level and he could use some work in the gym, despite his existing physical gifts. Futa also pointed to the fact that Brickley is practicing with the Kings at a time when it will be more beneficial to him than it would be earlier in the season.
On a night when his story was overshadowed by a four-goal performance Dustin Brown, as reported earlier, Brickley made his NHL debut against the Wild, logging But he came in and played with confidence. I think the strength of his game is going to be the composure he has when he has the puck, and the rest of that stuff, we can teach him. But you could go both ways.
But at the same time, the team wants to win, the coach wants to win. Whatever happens, happens. Like most college players, Brickley is ahead of game, compared to year-olds coming out of major junior hockey in Canada, in terms of hic maturity and character, and Futa took note of a rather unusual request Brickley made when he joined the team. He wanted all used equipment, which is incredibly unique.
But the gloves. I hate having stiff gloves. For now, I just wanted some slightly used, broken in, gear. I want every advantage that I can get. Los Angeles Kings rookie defenseman Daniel Brickley foreground , shown here during a recent practice. The full name of the author and a link back to the original article on this site are required. Photographs, graphic images, and other content not specified are subject to additional restrictions. Additional information is available at: Frozen Royalty — Licensing and Copyright Information.
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