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Los Angeles Kings: A Modern-Day Jekyll And Hyde Story

LOS ANGELES — If there was ever anything clearly evident about the 2007-08 Los Angeles Kings, it is that they are hockey’s version of a modern-day Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Indeed, after beginning the season going 1-4-0 in their first five games, they went on to win four out of their next six games, and the rest of the season has gone much the same way—an up-and-down roller coaster ride. In fact, simply stating that you never know what Kings team you’re going to see on a given night would be quite the understatement. Read more of this post

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Los Angeles Kings: Playoff Contention Slipping Away

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings are, for all intents and purposes, out of playoff contention.

After winning just eight games between November 1 and December 31, the Kings now find themselves deep in the National Hockey League’s Western Conference cellar, fifteen points behind eighth-place Anaheim with forty games left in the regular season.

Last year, it took 96 points to make the playoffs in the Western Conference, and since the 2001-02 season, a team has had to earn a minimum of 91 points in the standings to qualify for the post-season.

With just thirty points after 42 games, the Kings need 61 points to reach the 91-point plateau. That means they would need to win three out of every four games the rest of the way, and even though they accomplished just that over the last week, realistically speaking, winning three out of every four games is an insurmountable task for the young Kings. Read more of this post

2007-08 Los Angeles Kings: An Obituary

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings, a professional hockey team in the National Hockey League that has done little more than play mediocre (or worse) hockey throughout its history, died at home on Monday night. The Kings were forty years old. Read more of this post

LA Kings: Month vs. Pacific Division Proves Difficult

LOS ANGELES — In the month of November, the Los Angeles Kings failed to take advantage of facing Pacific Division rivals in eleven straight games, taking a nose dive right into the cellar of the National Hockey League’s Western Conference.

Kings head coach Marc Crawford referred to November as a “divisional month.” And even though no team qualifies for the playoffs or is eliminated from the post-season party in the second month of the season, the Kings have certainly made their quest for a playoff berth much more difficult. Read more of this post

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