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The most coveted players in this year's draft
WITH THE Stanley Cup Finals fresh in their minds, GMs will gather on June 22 for the NHL draft. Whom will they covet most? Check the lineup of the kings.
In the mold of Anze Kopitar ...
Filip Forsberg, Leksand (SWE-2)
An all-around talent, the disciplined Swede provides a top-of-the-draft option for front offices concerned about Russian transfer issues for consensus No. 1 Nail Yakupov.
Mikhail Grigorenko, Quebec (QMJHL)
His Kopitar-like size and skill make scouts drool. But his unpredictable effort level makes them groan.
Alex Galchenyuk, Sarnia (OHL)
The playmaking wizard -- born to Russian parents but an American citizen -- appeared in only two games last season due to a major knee injury.
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ESPN The Magazine: June 25, 2012