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: Los Angeles Keeps Losing, Slowing Down

What is wrong with the Los Angeles Kings? They dropped a 4-2 decision to the Dallas Stars Tuesday, pressing a four-game losing streak into a five-game losing streak. They are a team that has not won or led a game since October 11, when they defeated the Montreal Canadiens. Since then, they’ve lost to theContinue reading “Kings: Los Angeles Keeps Losing, Slowing Down”