The Los Angeles Kings turned their season around when the playoffs started.
Instead of being slowed by their lack of goal scoring, the Kings found their stride and all aspects of their game clicked as they defeated the Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, Phoenix Coyotes and finally the New Jersey Devils to win the first Stanley Cup in their history..
They may have been the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference going into the postseason, but they were clearly the NHL's best team in April, May and June.
As a result, they are the NHL's next dynasty, right?
Not so fast.
There are a number of opponents and reasons that will threaten the Kings' hold on the Stanley Cup.