The end of a season is always disappointing. Playoff hockey is great hockey, and we’ll get to watch some good games in the coming weeks, but there’s just no comparison to the games played by your own team. Unfortunately we won’t get a chance to watch new Kings hockey for another five or so months. So goodbye to Doughty, Kopitar, Williams, Simmonds, Quick and the rest. It was an… interesting… and seriously roller-coaster of a season, but as always it has been a pleasure to watch Kings hockey.
I know I’m proud to be a Kings fan, even though they appear to be trying to rival the Chicago Cubs in the history of futility. In the coming week we’ll have plenty of coverage, including end-of-season awards, a look around the league, and a look into next season. There were some serious disappointments this year (including the epic collapse in game 3), but there were also hopeful elements to build on.