30 NHL Previews in 30 Days – Los Angeles Kings

We have moved out west – to visit the LA Kings.  This is a team that looks like a lot of things were going well.  Then the flip flop days came, and some key players out with injuries.

They made the playoffs and faced a San Jose team that was desperately looking to get rid of the choking syndrome.  They beat the Kings in a tough 6 games. 

What do the Kings do for an encore this season?  Here is an excerpt from Gavin Humes from the Rink Royalty website:

This season is a whole new story. What do we have to look forward to in Los Angeles? Let’s consider what 2011-2012 has in store for the Kings:

Coaching – Terry Murray has led this team for the past three seasons, and this will be his fourth. Despite providing strong, stable leadership, Murray has been criticized, sometimes rightly, for a tendency to change lines like it’s going out of style. One theory on the game of hockey is that players need to develop chemistry together, and playing together consistently can give players the chance to predict where players are heading. That theory, while probably holding some merit, doesn’t hold water in my mind.

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