What are the Kings' repeat chances? 

January, 19, 2013
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Los Angeles KingsBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesDoes the lockout-shortened season help the Kings' repeat bid?
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Two Los Angeles Kings season-ticket holders were watching the Kings' final practice of the offseason Friday morning. They had waited a long time to watch the banner-raising ceremony scheduled for Saturday afternoon, only they weren't going to be able to make it. They had scheduled a cruise long before anyone dreamed the NHL season wouldn't start until Jan. 19.

Once the collective bargaining agreement was settled, it became clear that the season would start while they were on a boat.