This is not the way the Los Angeles Kings expected to start the 2013-14 season. The Kings are 1-2-0 three games in, with their lone victory coming in a shootout against the Minnesota Wild in the season opener.
That said, there are 79 more games to be played and surely a few players will step up over the next few months.
Which player will rise above the rest and prove the most valuable to the team?
This article considers the first three games of the season as well as performances in past years to determine which players will get MVP consideration come April.
Here are the Kings with the best odds of being named team MVP for the 2013-14 NHL season.