After Tonight, The Los Angeles Kings May Be The No. 1 Team In The NHL

December 14th, 2009 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
It has been quite a while since LA Kings fans have had something to brag about.

With a win tonight over Vancouver, they may have something no other fan base in the NHL will have: a No. 1 team.

The Kings are already the top team in the Western Conference (they have 45 points, same as the San Jose Sharks, but two more wins).

But, with Washington (46 points), New Jersey, Pittsburgh, and San Jose (all with 45 points) out of action tonight, a win over the hosting Canucks would put the Kings in sole possession of the top spot in the league.

As much of the NHL's fan base lives in the Eastern time zone, the Kings' position as one of the top teams in the league may be a bit of a surprise.

However, for those who watch the team on a regular basis, their dominance is certainly appreciated, but not unexpected.

The Kings sport one of the league's deepest offensive rosters which boasts eight players with 20 or more points.

Solid draft selections and key trade acquisitions have quickly built the Kings into a team that is perilously close to "contender" status.

Draft picks Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown, Dr ...

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