I think its funny that before the season started, everyone was propping the Kings up on the pedestal saying that they were the team to beat this year. Now, if you look at the standings, the Kings have only a 21.6 percent chance to make it in. If they make it in, are they still the favorites even if its by the skin of their ass?
The kings unlike a lot of other teams are built for the playoffs. Even Mcguire said that they can't be used as an example, going far or all the easy to the cup as a lower seed is the exception not the norm.
LA is a big skilled team with elite goaltending, defense and a deep forward group led by Kopitar and Carter. This team can beat others with skill, toughness or a shutdown style..