Fans have been patient. And now that the team has gone after a few veterans (such as Ryan Smyth), this should be the time for the Kings to play some serious hockey.
Story of the season: Will the young guns finally mature enough to make a playoff run? This has been a team built on youth for a while. Fans have been patient, and it’s time to reward the fans. They don’t need a deep playoff run, or even to make the playoffs. But making a run for the playoffs should give Kings fans something to get excited about. One more season near the bottom of the standings, and there’s something wrong in Tinseltown.
Former Habs: Raitis Ivanans
Blog to follow: My Views From Section 310
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Pool Picks:Kyle Quincy. If you need to pick a defenceman, Quicy could be your man. He had 38 points in 72 games last year in his first full season. Look for him to crack the 50-point mark this year. Stay away from:Ryan Smyth. He’s known as Captain Canuck and will give it his everytime he’s on the ice, but he’s not as good as he once was. He’ll be a great role model for the rest of the team, but shouldn’t be counted to get any more than 45 points..
Award nominees: Alexander Frolov for the Lady Byng
Expected Finish: Fourth in the Pacific, ninth in the west
Cheerleader: This is Sara, one of the Kings ice girls (and one of the most popular in the league).