The Los Angeles Kings have surprised the entire hockey world with their performance this season. The Kings have been overlooked and underappreciated for a long time, but this season has been different. The Kings have had playoff teams and superstars before but never a team with the grit and swagger of this years lineup. The play of the team has excited hockey fans and dubbed the Kings style of play Hockeywood. With an assemblage of skill and role players that have clicked coming out of the gate the Kings have risen in standings and stature. Players like Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick and Drew Doughty have added speed, finesse and skill to the lineup. Others such as Ryan Smyth, Raitis Ivanans and Justin Williams have added character, and hustle. Jack Johnson and Jarrett Stoll have prov ...
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