Kings Sitting Pretty On Their Throne
October 13, 2009 by Big Tony
To start the season some people were high on the L.A. Kings and others thought maybe they’re still a player/year away from really making a difference. While the verdict is still out on that I said it at the beginning of the season and I’m inviting you all to jump on the Kings bandwagon now. After an opening game loss to Phoenix, the Kings have strung together four wins in a row including two wins over playoff teams from last year. They have a very good up and coming goaltender in Jonathan Quick (you hear that USA hockey?) and leadership from the likes of Ryan Smyth. Young center Anze Kopitar has nine points already tying him for fifth in the league behind four guys tied for the top spot with ten points. The first couple weeks have been good to the Kings but it only gets tougher from here as they are playing in arguably the tougher of the two conferences. The road trips will be especially hard which will ultimately enhance the impact the physical grind of the games themselves will have on the team. Once L.A. gets into the thick of the season we’ll see the Kings’ true colors shine through as their muscle will be greatly tested. That said, ladies and gentlemen I urge you once more to jump on the bandwagon now before everyone starts drinking the purple kool-aid of the L.A. Kings as they head toward the playoffs.