All good things must come to an end, both in life and sports.
The Los Angeles Kings have won 2 Stanley Cups in the past 10 years and some of those veterans still remain on the roster.
What would the roster look like without those players?
Let’s take a look.
Those players include (with the number of years left on the contract) : Anze Kopitar (5 years), Dustin Brown (3 years), Jeff Carter (3 years), Tyler Toffoli (1 year), Trevor Lewis (1 year), Kyle Clifford (1 year), Alec Martinez (2 years), Jonathan Quick (4 years), along with Ilya Kovalchuk (2 years), Derek Forbort (1 year), and Jack Campbell (1 year).
These players were crucial parts of the team’s success, and sooner or later they will not be with the Kings organization, regardless if it is free agency, trade, or retirement but let’s assume all of these players are not with the team after 5 years
What would the team look like in the 2024-25 season?
Let it be known some of these players could even be moved but let’s play devil’s advocate.
Centers would be Adrian Kempe, Rasmus Kupari, Jaret Anderson-Dolan, and Alex Turcotte.
Wingers include Carl Grundstrom, Austin Wagner, Nikolai Prokhorkin, Sheldon Rempal, Samuel Fagemo, Alex Iafallo, Michael Amadio and either Martin Frk or Matt Luff.
Defensemen are Drew Doughty, Sean Walker, Matt Roy, Kurtis MacDermid, Tobias Bjornfot and Sean Durzi.
Cal Petersen and Cole Kehler are your goaltenders.
This Kings’ roster could be a surprising one. The team would be loaded with talent and include something the Kings are trying to get now and that is youth and speed. If this is the 2024-25 version of the Kings then I would be happy with this.
What is your opinion on this roster? What would you like to see?
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