As a huge Kings fan and general hockey fan, I can’t wait for the fellas to get out on the ice for a somewhat regular NHL season. The last two seasons were great, but were still a major blue ball situation none the less. Let’s be honest…. Anyone who follows hockey knows that the Kings are gonna be ass this year, again. However, they have the best future on any team in the NHL.
My prediction is they win about 35% of their games this year. Byfield is a rising star and needs to have a big season. It is still up in the air if he will be full time with the Kings or in the AHL but he is developing fairly well for being a #2 pick overall. The Kings’ D-core is God awful and the goaltending is shaky but what are you gonna do, its a rebuild. Alex Turcotte needs to have a big year in Ontario as the Kings need him to be valuable moving forward.
I still love the old guys on the team. Kopitar will still be a 50+ assist producer netting between 20-30 goals, guys is a fucking stud. Also, as a defenseman myself, I have the biggest boner for Drew Doughty still. Even though he is arguably the worst contract in the NHL and a borderline replacement level player, he is still a hilarious douchebag that you love to have eon your team. I mean the guy has a Norris and two cups with an Olympic gold. He is a first ballot Hall of Famer but my God he isn’t what he used to be.
I predict the Kings win about 35% of their games and finish in the upper middle section of the Pacific. I can’t see Anaheim or the Sharks finishing with more points than them and Seattle is a wildcard. We shall see but I advise you bet the under is every Kings game this year because they can’t score goals for shit.