Los Angeles Kings: Odds of a Repeat for the 2012 Stanley Cup Champs

October 23rd, 2012 by Jason Lewis Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Kings are your 2012-13 Stanley Cup champions.

How good would it be to hear that? How plausible does it actually seem?

There are a few things, certainly, that the Los Angeles Kings as a whole have going for them. However, let's just talk a minute about how hard it actually is to repeat as a Stanley Cup champion.

There has yet to be a repeat Stanley Cup champion in the new NHL era. That's right, since 2005 we've had seven different winners in seven years. Dating back a little further, since 1990, there have only been two repeat champions: The 1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins, and the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings.

So to think about the Kings repeating, well it seems a little bit on the impossible side almost.

When you look at the rosters, however, from the '97 and '98 Stanley Cup Detroit Red Wings teams, one thing stands out that the Kings have done this offseason.

They had 21 players on the '97 winning team that they had on the '98 team. They retained the services of almost every key member of the cup-winning team. The Kings, this offseason, did exactly that and retained the services of every single player.

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