Summer Skate: Los Angeles Kings
A young goalie could help the Kings contend for the Stanley Cup this season
Using the VUKOTA projection system of Puck Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- Los Angeles Kings
The Kings, after losing out on Ilya Kovalchuk to New Jersey (well, maybe on that count), signed free agent Alexei Ponikarovsky and lost Alexander Frolov to the Rangers. The Kings are banking on their key core of players from last year to duplicate the success that saw them make the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons.
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