Found March 10, 2013 on The Sin Bin Sports Blog:
 The Stanley Cup hangover, you hear it every season. People believe the defending Stanley Cup Champions will always suffer from slow starts to their title defending season. It may be the short off-season, the excessive partying and parades over that time, or the extra focus on your team because of the win, blame it on what you want, this phenomena shows it's face every season. This year the Los Angeles Kings got bit by the bug.The Kings opened the season with a 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, the game that ultimately started the Blackhawks' historic run, a game that the Kings looked out of sync and a step behind their competition. The Kings went through their first ten games of the season with a 3-5-2 record, and sat well outside the playoff picture.The Kings' defense and goaltending, an aspect of their game that played a big role in their playoff success last spring, seemed shaky at times. Defensemen were missing assignments and soft goals were finding their way thr...
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