WHERE THEY'LL FINISH
Not enough scoring and not enough goaltending will doom the Los Angeles Kings to a fifth-place finish in the Pacific Division, a 15th-place ticket in the Western Conference and a chance at the first-overall draft pick.
BUZZ FACTORStock down. The Kings were 12th overall in average attendance. Not making the playoffs for three straight seasons won't create much of a buzz around the team, and unless they pull off a season-long Miracle on Manchester, that's not going to change.