The Pacific Division is waiting for the Los Angeles Kings to take control.
Since the San Jose Sharks have lost five of six, the Kings are just three points behind first place. They have the talent on their roster to make the push for the division, but so far this season they have not come through.
What is the reason for the team's struggles?
They are the worst team in the NHL at lighting the lamp.
With that being the case, many expect general manager Dean Lombardi to bring in outside help to jump-start the team. However, they have pieces already in place capable of giving the team a boost.
The acquisition of a scoring threat might bring a new dimension to L.A., while also helping these current Kings bring the team better results.