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2005 Los Angeles Kings Preview

Welcome to the 2005 Los Angeles Kings Preview page. The NHL Hockey Season is around the corner and what better way to remind the public how exciting the NHL can be with a 2005 season preview from Maddux Sports. Remember if you are betting on NHL hockey look no further, as we are one of the few sports handicapping services that offers NHL picks against the hockey betting line and can help you be a winner this NHL betting season.

2005 Los Angeles Kings Hockey Season Preview

The Kings of Los Angeles may be the most enigmatic team in the NHL. It’s difficult to define exactly what this team is about, if they have a chance to gel, and what fans should expect from them?
At first glance they seem improved. Center Jeremy Roenick, who has spent 16 years in the NHL, has been added to the offense. Roenick is one of the NHL’s greats but over the years his production has steadily fallen off and in the 2003-04 season he totaled 47 points in 62 games. That’s a far cry from his numerous 100-point seasons early in his career.

Luc Robitaille, an 18-year vet, is back with the Kings. The winger has also seen his point totals diminish, although he is still good to go for 80 games or so a season. In the past, Robitaille scored from 70 to 125 points. Over the course of a full season he’s now capable of notching from 50 to 60 points.

Another new addition to the club is rough and tumble defenseman Steve Avery, who during the last NHL season had more penalty minutes than any other player in the NHL (261). Avery is known to be a big trash talker and a defender who finishes his checks. He plays the game full out and full time.

The newest and youngest King is Dustin Brown on right wing. For the past three years Brown has been honing his quick skates, clean hits, and accurate outlet passes at Guelph (OHL) where his point totals have risen from 45 to 76. The Kings are counting on him to reach new heights this year.

What about the Kings as a team? The fact is in 2003-04 not one Los Angeles player made it onto any of the NHL’s “leading” lists. The Kings did not have a leading defenseman, scorer, goalie or rookie. The team also didn’t make it to the playoffs. This year will it be different—will it be good to be the Kings?


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