The Los Angeles Kings are coming off another average regular season, followed by a historic playoff run that ended with their second Stanley Cup championship.
They are one of a few teams in the NHL whose championship window should be open for the next three to five years. This is the first time in the team’s history that they look like they could be contenders for nearly a decade.
There were good teams during the Triple Crown line era and in the early 1990s when Wayne Gretzky arrived, although none as deep as the current squad.
This made for a number of shockingly disappointing campaigns and some surprising seasons where the Kings exceeded expectations.
With that in mind, here is a look at the Kings’ most surprising seasons in franchise history.