Defending Champions Los Angeles Kings Still have to Work to make a Repeat of Last Season posted by La Kings Fan
Los Angeles kings have been champions twice in the past three seasons. They have the strength and talent that earned them the Stanley cup. Anze Kopitar who finally got recognition last season went ahead to become a finalist for the Selke trophy and one of the league’s most valuable player.
Depth and Talent
The depth displayed by the kings last season is likely to be carried to the 2014-2015 season. An Anze Kopitar centered unit will be hard to beat. As long as the team retains the talented unit, depth and consistency, they will be champions again.
However, there are those who are skeptical of their chances of making a repeat of the last season. The Kings have a couple of things they need to sort out. The western conference has limited their chances. Nevertheless, they had a good scoring run which improved their chances. They still have to work through the western conference and a repeat of last season is not guaranteed.
Salary Cap Limit
They are facing a salary cap limit and there are some restricted agents who are still pending. This limits what the Kings can do about their roster. They need to work on their defence corps if they are to go far this season. During the post season the Kings’ defence was exposed. There isn’t much that the team has done to improve it. 21 of last season players have been retained. The only new additions to the team are Brayden McNabb and forward Andy Andreoff.
Despite the fact that the Loa Angeles Kings are the defending champions, they were not the favorites early in the season. Boston bruins and the Chicago Black Hawks are some of the teams that are ahead of them. Even though they are ranked below these teams they are still the top four favorites and have a good chance of winning the league.Continue reading "Defending Champions Los Angeles Kings ..."