February 21, 2008 4 Comments
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings have undergone quite a bit of change in recent weeks.
First, and perhaps most notable, the Kings were hockey’s version of a roller coaster—you never knew if they were going to be world beaters or your worst hockey-related nightmare, something that has happened so often that they found themselves way, way out of playoff contention in early December and are still in last place in the National Hockey League standings.
The upside about a last place finish is that they are in the lead for the first pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft where center Steven Stamkos is being touted as the top prize.
To be sure, a sure-fire prospect like Stamkos, who pundits say is destined to be a big-time NHL player, would be a big, big help for the rebuilding Kings. But right now, all that is on the back burner. Read more of this post