The Kings have dropped four of five and, while Anze Kopitar's nine points in five games is commendable, isn't it just as much a problem that he was also minus-5 in that time frame?
Key Injuries: LW Alexander Frolov (groin). http://www.tsn.ca/fantasy_news/feature/?fid=548
Again, number 30 out of 30 teams. At least I'd like to see us make number 28 or 29 for a change.
Well right now te only team below the Kings in the standings (Washington) is actually looking better than LA. I have watched a few if the Capitals games this past week. They are actually pretty good. I their last 5 games they have won 3 and lost 2. The losses were both by one goal againt teams that are leading their respective divisions. I think that this year that there really is no "terrible" teams in the league. Which is why the Kings "could" finish the season with a better record and still be lower in the standings than last season.
Sounds like NFL type parity has come to the NHL via the salary cap. The good news to that is it is possible to go from 'last to first' much quicker with good drafts and ufa signings. The difference from fourth to last,in the conf., is eight points right now and we are a little past a third of the season.