2019-2020 Season Preview: Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings would rather forget all about last season. They finished with just 71 points, their fewest since 2006-2007, and bowled their way through a few coaches until settling on Todd McLellan. He was hired April 16 after the ejecting of Willie Desjardins, who was brought in to replace John Stevens after aContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: Los Angeles Kings”

What Went Wrong: Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings missed the playoffs for the third time in five seasons in 2018-2019 and it’s safe to say nobody was all that surprised. The Kings finished eighth in the Pacific Division and 15th in the Western Conference, posting a 31-42-9 record. They scored just 202 goals, with only the Anaheim Ducks scoringContinue reading “What Went Wrong: Los Angeles Kings”

Kings: Your Yearly Reminder That It’s Time for LA to Re-Tool

The Los Angeles Kings are out of playoff contention, of course. It was Monday’s loss to the Winnipeg Jets that sealed the deal, with the Kings’ 1-6-0 record over their last seven games hardly indicative of a playoff-ready club. So, what happened? Los Angeles has, after all, missed the playoffs in three of their lastContinue reading “Kings: Your Yearly Reminder That It’s Time for LA to Re-Tool”

Kings: All is Not Lost for Los Angeles (No, Seriously)

The Los Angeles Kings stink. Everyone knows this. The team at least hung in against the Pittsburgh Penguins to force overtime on Saturday, but they dropped the decision 4-3 and lurched to the bottom of the entire league. They’re 11-20-3, a point behind the dismal Blackhawks to bring up the rear in the Western Conference.Continue reading “Kings: All is Not Lost for Los Angeles (No, Seriously)”