I see what you're saying. I guess the chances of them getting the #1 overall pick are much higher than their chances of making the playoffs.
We've already gone through enough crap already this season... I would like to see them get that top draft pick out of this mess rather than make a feeble effort to get into the playoffs. That effort might have worked a month ago, but it's too late now.
Cut your losses, suck it up, call it a day, mail it in, and get the #1 pick.
I don't think the Kings will make the #1 pick. I think they'll end up around-a bit lower than where they've been picking the last few years.
After the Blues victory over the Devils tonight the Kings are only 1 point from being in last place in the Western Conference. With how well the Coyotes and Blues are playing as of late I can't see the Kings having worse than a top 3 pick in the draft.