I’m still waiting (and waiting, and waiting) to hear from Dean Lombardi, but for now here’s a new story on the drafting of Justin Azevedo by the Kings in the sixth round. This is shaping up to be one of the more compelling picks of the entire second day of the draft.
Dean Lombardi: “When you’re in the later rounds of the draft, you’re looking for a player that has one side of the game and you hope the other side develops. He has an unbelievable amount of heart and character. Guys like that you never can count out.”
Justin Azevedo: “When you see how successful Derek Roy has been [with the Buffalo Sabres], you think, ‘I could be like that.’ Even [Richards], he brought the [Philadelphia] Flyers to the Eastern Conference final. They are outstanding and they work hard every night. It would be nice if I could do something like that.”