How Underrated Are the L.A. Kings?

December 13th, 2009 by Eric LaForge Leave a reply »
I can't remember the last time that I looked at the standings and saw the Los Angeles Kings on top. However, that's exactly what happened to me today. I was a little shocked to see that the Kings were leading the Western Conference.

However, I'm not sure that I should be surprised. The Kings are having a great season and have been playing some great hockey. I think my problem is that I never really looked at how many points they had. I knew they were fourth in the conference, but I didn't realize that they were beating the two teams in front of them.

I'm sure that my mistake was made by a lot of other people as well. Being in first place in December is a lot different than being in first place in October. The Avs were thought to be on pace for a really good season, only to slip to fifth in the standings after their amazing start.

However, the Kings did just the opposite. They didn't have the start the Avs did, but they didn't have a bad one either. They have played consistently throughout the entire season.

Right now, the Kings are playing some more great hockey, but they are keeping it close. They are on a four-game winning streak, ...

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