In preparation for last season, around the same time, I wrote Five Burning Questions for the Los Angeles Kings. To be honest, this year's questions won't be too different. Let's get right into it. 1) Are the Kings a legitimate playoff team in the West this year? Early indications sway toward optimism, as noted here. Much of this has been perpetuated by the front office's excitement to not have to say simply, "It's called rebuilding and it takes time." Now that rebuilding is almost complete, it seems logical that playoffs are the next step. But in a stacked Western Conference, do the youthful Los Angeles Kings really measure up? If I may, I'd like answer this question after addressing the next four. 2) Who will play alongside Anze Kopitar on the top line this year? ...
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