Chicago Blackhawks fans watching Los Angeles celebrate its first Stanley Cup in franchise history may still have memories of the Hawks' own cup run two years ago. Could any of the Kings, with their new championship pedigrees, help Chicago get back to the top?
It seems unlikely that the Kings are going to break up their team this summer. Those of you hoping for a Jonathan Quick-Bryan Bickell deal to be completed by GM Stan Bowman probably shouldn't hold your breath.
Los Angeles does have unrestricted free agents who could be signed. Two happen to be players I wrote about back at the trade deadline when Chicago was on the coast.
I thought, at the time, that some of those Kings might be worth a look. While they may not be at the top of the free-agent market, they could have value at the right price.
Besides, this is the Kings' day in the sun. We'll have plenty of time this month to target other teams' UFAs for Bowman to kick the tires on. Let's put L.A.'s four UFAs under the microscope.