2011-12 YEAR-IN-REVIEW: The Los Angeles Kings won the 2012 Stanley Cup. What is there to review or evaluate? Plenty. To start things off, here’s a look at how a “front office turnaround” set their run to the Stanley Cup in motion.
Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards
Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings
blew right through the Vancouver Canucks
, the St. Louis Blues
, and the Phoenix Coyotes
, before the New Jersey Devils
gave them a bit more to handle in the 2012 Stanley Cup Final. Nevertheless, the Kings won the 2012 Stanley Cup
, the first Stanley Cup Championship in the 45-year history of the franchise.
Given that they reached the pinnacle of achievement this season, what is there to review or evaluate?
Although some might think that is a waste of time, no Stanley Cup Championship team can rest on its laurels during the off-season and expect the same level of success. As players, coaches and general managers often say, improvement is always needed, and the Kings are no exception to that axiom.
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