LA Kings, San Jose Sharks
The “Bronze” teams in the Pacific only feature two teams in my opinion. I think we all knew the LA Kings would struggle this season after finishing last year with a 31-42-9 record. The biggest shock, in my opinion, is the San Jose Sharks record so far this season.
I think all the hockey the Sharks have played in the playoffs over the last few years has finally caught up to them. With a core that seems to be aging more and more every day, and so many key players traded away this offseason the Sharks have regressed this season.
The biggest talking point every time the LA Kings play is what did Drew Doughty say now? Everyone knows the Kings are going through a rebuild, so when the ‘Yotes do play them they better win. The Coyotes need to just go out and play hockey against the Kings, they can’t let any little fights or digs at the team get under their skin.
The Kings and Sharks are finally facing the repercussions of so many years in the playoffs, and it is about time.