NATIONAL TV: The Los Angeles Kings are not on the national television schedule in the United States in the 2008-09 season; only two games are on the schedule with start times that will allow most West Coast viewers to watch the entire game.
One sign that everyone knows that a team is going to be dreadful in the coming season is when they are not scheduled to be on national television, and that is exactly the case for the lowly Los Angeles Kings.
On August 14, the National Hockey League released details of its 2008-09 regular season television schedule, and in the United States, the Kings will not appear on Versus.
To be sure, much of this is because the Kings are very, very likely to be nowhere near competitive for a playoff spot this season. But a more influential factor is that the league caters and prostitutes itself to Eastern Time Zone cities at the expense of most Western Conference cities. Read more of this post