LA Kings Player Power Rankings – Week 14


It is a new year and also a new Power Rankings! No, nothing is going to change about the Power Rankings. Not a damn thing. Maybe you are the one that needs to change. Ever think of that? No, you’re the one that is arbitrary and makes no sense! I don’t have to put up with this BS. I’m outta here.

1 Anze Kopitar – Kopitar had his point streak snapped this week, so he went out and picked up three points against Nashville to atone for it. (Last week: 1)
2 Jeff Carter – Did Carter move up in the rankings this week solely because his dogs now have their own Twitter account? You bet he did. (Last week: 3)
3 Drew Doughty – Doughty now has an assist in every game in 2015, a trend I am sure will last. (Last week: 2)
4 Marian Gaborik – Gaborik missed one game this week due to illness which is significant news because he didn’t miss an two to three weeks, as originally expected. (Last week: 4)
5 Jonathan Quick – An otherwise solid week ruined by Jonathan getting a… Quick hook against Nashville. (Last week: 5)
6 Jake Muzzin – Sutter recently compared McNabb’s development to that of Muzzin. He then proceeded to inexplicably healthy scratch McNabb for the last two games. Yep, sounds about right. (Last week: 6)
7 Justin Williams – How do I know 9-11 was an inside job? Because Justin Williams now has 9 goals and 11 assists. Think about it, man. Think about it. (Last week: 8)
8 Alec Martinez – With a goal and two assists, Martinez had a good week in that Nashville game. (Last week: 9)
9 Tyler Toffoli – Remember when That 70s Line was a fun phenomenon and carrying the Kings? Yeah. Those were good times. (Last week: 7)
10 Jarret Stoll – Stoll isn’t scoring much this year (or any year), but he sure is making them count. I mean, technically they all count, but you know what I mean. (Last week: 13)
11 Trevor Lewis – Lewis’ point streak came to an end this week, but not before extending it to four. That last part of the sentence was not a typo. (Last week: 10)
12 Dustin Brown – Brown is our next candidate for the “no goals in a month” curse-breaker. Our track record on this is perfect, as far as you know. Please no one fact check this claim. (Last week: 11)
13 Mike Richards – I could be nice and point out Richards actually picking up assists in two straight games, but I choose to focus on him being a minus-one in seven of the last nine games. (Last week: 12)
14 Dwight King – Ah, I see King was just saving all his scoring ability for the year 2015. I’m not sure I understand that strategy, but I’m not going to argue with it. (Last week: 17)
15 Matt Greene – I’m not the biggest Greene fan, but seeing him get less TOI than McBain AND Schultz seems wrong. (Last week: 14)
16 Tanner Pearson – Tanner Pearson actually picked up an assist this week. I can only assume this was a terrible accident on his part. (Last week: 16)
17 Brayden McNabb – Brayden had his starting job McNabb’ed from him this week. (Last week: 15)
18 Martin Jones – It is probably unfair that Jones got hung with the loss against Nashville, but goalie win-loss records are stupid anyway. (Last week: 18)
19 Kyle Clifford – My New Year’s resolution was to come up with better comments for Clifford… (Last week: 19)
20 Robyn Regehr – Regehr remains sidelined. I remain ambivalent to his absence. (Last week: 20)
21 Jamie McBain – Jamie McBain: top four defenseman. This is a thing now. I give up. (Last week: 21)
22 Jordan Nolan – After a brief cameo last week, it is back to healthy scratch status for Nolan. (Last week: 22)
23 Andy Andreoff – For the first time in nearly two months, Andreoff wasn’t a healthy scratch for a game. I’m pretty sure that was just Sutter’s way of trolling Edmonton though. (Last week: 23)
24 Jeff Schultz – He maybe starting dead last on our rankings, but he’s got his name on the Stanley Cup and you don’t. (Last week: not ranked)

Agree? Disagree? I don’t really care! If you still feel compelled to sound off on the rankings, go ahead and leave a comment. It’s a free world.

Garrett Wilson is a lifelong LA Kings fan who now finds himself trapped in the hockey wasteland of the Pacific Northwest. He's an Ivy League graduate, but not from one of the impressive ones. You shouldn't make him angry. You wouldn't like him when he is angry. The again, you probably wouldn't like him when he's not angry either. You should probably follow Garret Wilson on Twitter @Garrett_MWAH