There is no denying that General Manager
The overall talent has been greatly improved under Lombardi. Yet, where would the Kings be without
Mistakes were made under Taylor’s regime … anyone remember
Brown: He was a first-round pick in 2003. He is described as a “gritty” goal scorer. He brought something else as well. That was clear the first weeks of the 2005-06 season. Brown, then a 20-year-old, leveled three future
Kopitar: Who was drafting players from Slovenia in 2005? Well, Taylor's team knew what they were getting. His scouting report said he lacked only muscle and strength -- every 18-year-old athlete needs more muscle. By the end of Kopitar's rookie season in 2006-07, many NHL teams were adding Slovenia to their travel itineraries.
Quick: In the third round of the 2005 draft, Taylor took the back-up goaltender at Massachusetts. He had potential. Yet when Lombardi arrived in 2006, he grabbed goaltender