LA Kings Player Power Rankings – Week 15


The Kings keep falling behind, they can’t win in overtime, our forwards are getting mono! Nothing’s going right. Oh well, at least we still have the Power Rankings.

1 Anze Kopitar – Kopi has finally retaken the team lead in points. All is once again right in the world. What’s that? Everything for the Kings is falling apart? Oh, I guess I spoke too soon. (Last week: 1)
2 Drew Doughty – At what point does Darryl Sutter just decide to never take Doughty off the ice? (Last week: 3)
3 Jeff Carter – Poor Jeff is going to miss his “That 70s Line” wingers. He’s REALLY going to miss them when Sutter tries to saddle him with Dwight King and Jordan Nolan in a desperate attempt to create the magic. (Last week: 2)
4 Marian Gaborik – The Kings lose two wingers to illness/injury and somehow one of them wasn’t Gaborik. I guess miracles really do happen sometimes. (Last week: 5)
5 Justin Williams – Justin Williams scoring all over the Rangers. Some things never change. Well, except for the Rangers actually beating the Kings. That part was inconvenient. (Last week: 7)
6 Jake Muzzin – Muzzin only played 17 minutes against the Rangers as he found himself back in Sutter’s doghouse, presumably for the sake of nostalgia. (Last week: 6)
7 Jonathan Quick – With his play of late, the question of Quick being “elite” has been raised again. I can’t speak to that, but one think I am sure of is that Quick is struggling elitely. However, I’m not sure “elitely” is actually a word. (Last week: 5)
8 Alec Martinez – A one-goal loss to the Rangers? Where are the Jazz Hands when you need them! (Last week: 8)
9 Trevor Lewis – No biggie, just leading THE ENTIRE LEAGUE in Corsi For percentage. I still don’t think that means he should be getting into a shootout over Kopitar, but it is still an impressive accomplishment. (Last week: 11)
10 Tyler Toffoli – Mono? I didn’t even realize that Toffoli was old enough to start kissing girls. (Last week: 9)
11 Jarret Stoll – The Kings are looking a bit shaky and the grip on a playoff spot is tenuous, but don’t worry because Jarret Stoll has Yoga Flow. (Last week: 10)
12 Dustin Brown – We were unable to break the “no goals in a month” jinx, but Brownie did have two assists in a game, which is really the same thing… sort of… not really. Dammit, just give me credit, would ya? (Last week: 12)
13 Dwight King – Sutter believes King is playing better because he’s found more emotion. If that sent a shudder down your spine, it should because the only emotion Dwight knows is “I MUST EAT YOUR SOUL.” (Last week: 14)
14 Matt Greene – Greene has three assists in his last four games. He has four assists all year. Hockey is weird sometimes. (Last week: 15)
15 Mike Richards – Richards was going to be a healthy scratch before Toffoli ended up catching mono, so……. yay? Good thing he wasn’t scratched though, otherwise a certain member of #TeamTRH would’ve looked real stupid.(Last week: 13)
16 Tanner Pearson – Um, yeah, legs aren’t supposed to bend that way. (Last week: 16)
17 Brayden McNabb – Welcome back from the doghouse, Brayden. Was the kibble to your satisfaction? (Last week: 17)
18 Kyle Clifford – Good thing Clifford scored a goal against the Jets. That should give him something nice to think about if/when he gets suspended for trying to end Anthony Peluso. (Last week: 19)
19 Martin Jones – So just how much does Quick have to struggle before Jones gets a start? Let’s not find out. (Last week: 18)
20 Robyn Regehr – Word is that Robyn is Regehr-ing up for a return soon. (Last week: 20)
21 Jamie McBain – McBain was finally a healthy scratch again, so I guess things weren’t all bad this week. (Last week: 21)
22 Jordan Nolan – Scary thought: With Toffoli and Pearson hurt and Clifford possibly suspended, Nolan might not just play, he might not even be on the fourth line. (Last week: 22)
23 Andy Andreoff – Now the true test of Andreoff’s “healthy scratchiness” comes with the wingers depleted. Will he actually get some ice time or will the forthcoming call ups leapfrog him on the depth chart? (Last week: 23)
24 Jeff Schultz – Welp, turns out Jeff Schultz wasn’t the missing piece after all. (Last week: 24)

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