TSN, on the Kings’ picks

Here was TSN.ca’s reports of the first two players drafted by the Kings today. Much more on Voinov, less on Czarnik.

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VJATESLAV VOINOV

PROFILE
Pos: Defence
Shoots: R
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 190 lbs.
Born: 01/15/1990
From: Chelyabinsk, RUS
Team: Chelyabinsk (RUS)

RANKINGS
TSN: 44
CSB: 8 ES
ISS: 37
RLR: 53
McK: 50
THN: 76

Comparable: Danny Markov

From TSN: The Russian defenceman is one of the chief agitators in the draft, an in your face type of guy who doesn’t back off an inch. When most of his Russian teammates threw in the towel against Canada in the Summit Series last fall, Voinov played every shift of every game as if it mattered. The Russian factor will come into play on how high he goes, but it wouldn’t be outlandish if a team toyed with the idea of taking him late in the first round. Chances are, though, that he’ll go in the second.

From NHL Central Scouting: Vjateslav is a talented and skilled defenseman who needs some time to develop. He is strong in the defensive zone and is able to make good decisions with the puck. He needs to get stronger and to improve on his first-step quickness.

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ROBERT CZARNIK

RANKINGS
TSN: HM
CSB: 88 NAS
ISS: 32
RLR: 80
MCK: 97
THN: 57

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