Los Angeles Kings: Little Concern After 8 Games This Season

The Los Angeles Kings look like they are a power to be reckoned with.

This team is playing some of the best hockey that we’ve seen out of anyone in the league. Not only have they played well, they have played as a team. Everyone is doing what they are supposed to be doing. This team hasn’t taken a night off.

The Kings have played eight games thus far and they have compiled a 6-2-0 record. What’s even more impressive, the two losses that the Kings have suffered came on the second half of back to back games.

This team looks like the real deal. Most people thought that the Kings would be good this season, but I don’t think that anyone thought they would be this good so early.

What have we seen in the first eight games of the season?

Jon Bernier might be considered the best thing the Kings ever did in the crease. You’re probably thinking that I mean Jon Quick, but no, I mean Jon Bernier.

In one of my earlier articles, I mentioned that the pressure from Bernier would push Quick to be better than anyone thought he could be.

If you look at Quick, his play has inspired the team. Last season, there was no doubt that Quick would be the starter. While Ersberg was a quality back-up, there was really no competition for that number one spot. This season, there is competition. Jon Bernier is a very capable goaltender.

As I stated above, this healthy competition is the best thing that the Kings have going for them this season. Goaltending has been a pleasant surprise for the Kings. While I knew Quick was good, I didn’t think that he would be this good. The Kings probably have the best goaltending tandem in the National Hockey League. This team is in an enviable position. Finally, for the first time in years, the Kings look stable in goal.

Another pleasantry this season has been the play of the defense.

When the season started, i...

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