Los Angeles Kings Still Waiting for Top Guns to Find Their Stride

November 27th, 2014 by Vinh Cao Leave a reply »

The Los Angeles Kings have received much-needed reinforcements on both offense and defense recently. 

Justin Williams and Mike Richards have supplied a nice dose of secondary scoring while captain Dustin Brown has stepped up in the past week to deliver his finest performances of the year.

On the blue line, newcomer Jamie McBain looks much more comfortable paired with veteran Robyn Regehr than he did with a fledgling Brayden McNabb.

Despite these promising signs, L.A. is faced with an unexpected problem: Two of its most reliable and trusted cogs have looked decidedly mediocre for long stretches this season. 

Now 23 games into the 2014-15 campaign, there’s reason to worry about a couple of the Kings' lynchpins.


Anze Kopitar

Prolonged slumps are nothing new for the big Slovenian, but they don’t usually occur this early. If he hits his annual bump in the road in January, 2014-15 could have the makings of an ugly year.

Kopitar has 10 points in 20 games—and Hockey-Reference.com indicates he is on pace for the worst of ...

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