Guys, I need some help here. I've lost touch with hockey ever since the lockout year (I was so mad).
At the risk of looking stupid, I could use some help from a knowledgeable fan who can explain why my "favorite" team, the LA Kings, have gotten to be so bad. Do they have any hope? It's sad for the NHL to have such bad teams in major American markets like LA, Chicago and New York.
And while I like the concept of the shootout to break ties, I look at the standings and they look Chinese to me.
Could someone please explain the point system, and how to read the standings to me?
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
The Kings have been bad as of late. This season will probably not be much better. They are doing things right rebuilding wise. They did loose Cammaleri (sp?) to the Flames, but have some good youth coming up. Kopitar (Forward) is already good and will keep getting better, Jack Johnson (D) will keep improving. They still have Frolov, Brown and O'sullivan. I dont know much about there farm team, but they probably have good players coming up because they had a high draft pick in 2008 and it was a really deep draft. Also, they have a good young goalie coming up in the system. So yes they will be bad this year, but in a few years they will be much better.
The standings work a little weird. You get 2 points for a win and 1 point for a loss in overtime or the shootout. 0 points for a regulation lost. Some people dont like the getting rewarded for losing in overtime.