Los Angeles Kings: 10 Reasons They're the Surprise of the NHL

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Los Angeles Kings: 10 Reasons They're the Surprise of the NHL

The Los Angeles Kings have surprised the entire hockey world with their performance this season. The Kings have been overlooked and underappreciated for a long time, but this season has been different.

The Kings have had playoff teams and superstars before, but never a team with the grit and swagger of this year's lineup. The play of the team has excited hockey fans and dubbed the Kings' style of play "Hockeywood."

With an assemblage of skill and role players that have clicked coming out of the gate, the Kings have risen in standings and stature.

Players like Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick and Drew Doughty have added speed, finesse, and skill to the lineup.

Others such as Ryan Smyth, Raitis Ivanans and Justin Williams have added character and hustle.

Jack Johnson and Jarret Stoll have provided the puck-moving ability, shooting, and toughness the Kings have badly needed.

Here are the top 10 reasons the Kings are a royal pain to the other teams around the league.

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