From Rich Hammond of the L.A. Daily News:
It’s probably 94 percent certain that the Kings will choose Drew Doughty. Dean
Lombardi has not said so explicitly, nor will he, but I wouldn’t say something
like that if I had serious doubts. I’m leaving a five-percent margin of error,
in case the Kings get overwhelmed by a trade offer tomorrow, and a one-percent
margin of error in case they discover tomorrow that Zach Bogosian can stop pucks with his teeth and score on 80-foot slap shots.
Read more from Inside the Kings here.
No real surprise here. Doughty has been linked to the Kings for some time now. His selection will give the Kings a young defense core of Jack Johnson, Thomas Hickey and Doughty. That is an impressive group of three.