Los Angeles Kings: Searching For An Identity at The Christmas Break?

December 24th, 2010 by Michael Stuart Leave a reply »
Although no team has played 41 games this season, many media outlets consider the Christmas break to be the "half-way point" of the NHL season. 

By this point, each fan base has had the chance to see its team perform.  Through watching closely, fans are able to gauge the team's overall ability and playoff chances.

For fans of teams like the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins, there really is no doubt that your team will be making the playoffs.  Unless Sidney Crosby gets injured or Jimmy Howard starts playing like a minor league player, those two teams are locks.

After looking at the playoff locks, we move into the bubble teams.  The Los Angeles Kings are one of those bubble teams despite a large amount of preseason speculation calling for success. 

As a critic, writer and die-hard fan of the Los Angeles Kings, I can honestly say that I have been very disappointed with the team to this point in the season.  It's been tough to watch a roster that is set-up for success flounder. 

The Los Angeles Kings are currently sporting a 20-12-1 record for 41 points.  If they were to co ...

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