With labor talks set to resume on Friday between the NHL and the NHLPA, there is still a glimmer of hope that the season won't be shortened too much. (Let's face it, it's going to be shortened at least a bit.)
Kings fans, and the Kings alike, might want to start thinking about what the team could do to repeat the magical run they had back in May and June.
It won't be easy by any means. The Kings will now have a target on their backs, and they will have an even heavier weight of expectation to carry along the way.
However, it's arguable that the Kings are still one of the most talented teams in the league top to bottom, and a chance of repeat success isn't a long shot. Here are some things that the Kings need to try and execute to remain among the leagues best and clinch another crown.