The Kings are banking on former Edmonton head coach Todd McLellan to come in and see if this Los Angeles core has one more deep playoff run in them.
The veteran core of Ilya Kovalchuk, Dustin Brown, Jeff Carter, Drew Doughty, and goaltender Jonathan Quick are all back with the hope that most of the group will improve upon its play from a season ago.
To compliment the veterans, a group of teenagers – Alex Turcotte, Rasmus Kupari, Arthur Kaliyev, and Tobias Bjornfot – are ready to make their mark. They are all top-100 NHL prospects, so the future looks bright in Tinseltown.
The ways you can catch the Lakers in style at Staples Center are nearly limitless. The nearly 200 private and event suites were all refurbished in 2016, making for a state-of-the-art premium experience. Premier seats gets you into the building 30 minutes before everyone else, along with access to the exclusive San Manuel Club – not to mention the best seats in the house. If you have a group, try a private suite. You get the same perks as the premier seating, but with access to a spacious suite in the middle levels of the arena and even a private suite attendant. You can feel like an A-list celebrity with a night out in Hollywood!