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06-09-2011, 04:35 PM
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Off-season Game Plan: Los Angeles Kings

Off-Season Game Plan looks at a deep Kings organization that deserved a better fate than having their best player get injured in the final weeks of the season and what they can do to put together another playoff contender next season.

The Kings have been exceedingly patient, building through the draft and developing their prospects under GM Dean Lombardi and that organizational depth does give them some flexibility but, at some point, the team will have to move beyond first-round fodder.

Going 3-4 down the stretch, without Kopitar, the Kings ended up in seventh place in the Western Conference last season, but just one points out of fourth, so it's not like Los Angeles can't be right in the middle of the playoff mix on an annual basis, but to go beyond that may take more than just internal improvement.

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