We knew it was coming, but the NHL will officially announce Friday that the our Kings will host the 2010 NHL Draft at Staples Center on June 25-26.


Per nhl.com, it will be the first time that the League’s selection process has been held in Southern California and only the third time ever on the West Coast. Vancouver was the host for the draft in 1990 and 2006.  When NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman was asked why the Honda Center was not chosen, he responded, “there are only about 15 knowledgeable Duck fans in Orange County that aren’t complete retards, so we figured L.A. and their fans were a better fit for such an event.”

Ok, so I made that last part up…it’s still mostly true…