Found February 11, 2013 on NESN.com:
The Los Angeles Kings had plenty of time to sleep off their hangover. But if their play through their first 10 games is any indication, the defending Stanley Cup champions probably wish they could have hit the snooze button a few more times. The Kings have been one of the league’s biggest disappointments this season, and like the Bruins a year before them, they find themselves in trouble at the 10-game mark. Unlike the Bruins who had 72 games to right the ship, the Kings only have 38 games to figure things out and get going in the right direction. It’s a bit puzzling, too. We’ve become almost too quick to blame a defending champion’s early-season malaise on the dreaded “Stanley Cup hangover.” It obviously exists, and to what extent we probably won’t ever really know, but it’s clear the Kings have something adverse going on. The head-scratching thing, of course, is that the Kings were able to soften the blow of what would have been a short summer with an NHL lockout that pushed the s...
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