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Far too often in sports teams completely rebuild the franchise, hiring and firing General Managers, coaches, and players regardless of track record. After earning the 3-seed in the Western Conference, the Nuggets fired NBA Coach of the Year George Karl, lost a franchise player in Andre Iguodala, and found themselves with a new GM. All of this after one of the most successful seasons in franchise history. Outside of the carousel that is professional sports, franchises such as the Heat, Red Wings, Spurs, Patriots, and Yankees have won year after year with a model of consistency, yet, few franchises attempt to follow in their footsteps. Few people remember that Pop went 17-47 in his first year with the Spurs, or that Joe Torre got the nickname “Clueless Joe” after a rough start in pinstripes. Yet, both the Yankees and Spurs management understood that greatness does not happen overnight, and a consistent winning mentality is the best way to achieve and sustain greatness. Ever since Dean Lombardi took over as General Manager for the Kings, he modeled the previously Stanley Cup-less franchise after the greats. 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Despite being a laughing stock in Lombardi’s first few seasons with the Kings, he built a franchise with solid young players and wily veterans. Prior to joining the Kings, none of the players had much notoriety or national exposure. However, the Kings shocked the world in winning the Stanley Cup as an 8-seed in 2011-2012, due in large part to team chemistry and a consistent roster. Now, names like Jonathon Quick, Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, and Dustin Brown are known throughout the NHL, and the Kings sellout opposing arenas at rates similar to the Penguins, Rangers, and Red Wings. After winning the Stanley Cup, the Kings brought back the same exact roster for this previous season. Yes, a few rookies were called up and a few free agents were signed, but for the most part all four lines remained the same, and the gritty group found themselves again in the Western Conference Finals. Yes, the Kings were ousted in five games by the Blackhawks, but Chicago proved to be the best team in the NHL, and as Dustin Brown said earlier this summer, “You can’t win the Stanley Cup every year.” So far this offseason, Lombardi has stuck to his guns and kept most of the Kings roster intact. Veteran defenseman Rob Scuderi signed with the Penguins to finish his career in Pittsburgh and big forward Dustin Penner signed with the rival Ducks, but at the end of the day, both players are replaceable. Willie Mitchell, a huge part of the Kings Stanley Cup run two years ago missed the entire 2012-2013 with an injury and is expected back for the start of next season. In addition, rookie Tyler Toffoli excelled in the playoffs with Penner’s line mates Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. If the Kings are interested in adding a veteran piece to replace Penner, both Jaromir Jagr and Brenden Morrow are still available in free agency. As young forwards like Kopitar, Brown, and Toffoli continue to learn from the likes of Jeff Carter and Michael Richards, and young defensemen like Drew Doughty, Jake Muzzin, and Slava Voynov continue to learn from the likes of Willie Mitchell and Matt Greene, the Kings will continue to have success deep into the future. With ten young up-and-coming players under long-term contracts, these guys will eventually become the veterans, and teach the next class of young King players all they have learned. The Kings have learned what it takes to be successful, and under Lombardi and Dustin Brown’s leadership, expect the Kings to be regulars in the Stanley Cup Finals. Look out Detroit, there is a newer (and sunnier) Hockey Town. -Langer

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