I have to think the surprisingly long summer brought on by missing the playoffs will benefit this team after two Cup wins and a trip to the Western Conference finals in the previous three years. Christian Ehrhoff might be the piece that gets the Kings back into the groove as he'll help take pressure off Drew Doughty and should fill the void created by Slava Voynov's departure.
Not really sure what to do with the Kings given all the stuff floating around this team. We like the addition of bruising forward Milan Lucic, and if the Kings do bounce back into the playoffs next spring it'll be hard to pick against them. Still, things are not quite right in Los Angeles.