LA Kings Player Power Rankings – Week 18


The All-Star Break is over and the Kings returned with a win over Chicago! What more could you ask for? A win over Boston? Oh, um, right. Nevermind. How about some Power Rankings instead?

1 Drew Doughty – Doughty has been an assist machine of late, but he has yet to score a goal this calendar year. (Last week: 3)
2 Anze Kopitar – Two shots on goal in two games against contending teams? Oh, Anze. You’re killing me. (Last week: 2)
3 Jeff Carter – I was just looking at a boxscore for the Hawks-Kings game on the Kings website. It has a picture of Richards on one side and just the saddest looking picture of Carter on the other. Someone might want to talk to the webmaster about fixing that. (Last week: 5)
4 Marian Gaborik – Gaborik was one of the hottest scorers on the Kings going into the break. After the break he gets put on a line with Stoll and Lewis. DIFFICULTY LEVEL: EXPERT. (Last week: 4)
5 Jake Muzzin – Anyone who gets the Kings a win in a one-goal game gets a boost up the power rankings. (Last week: 8)
6 Jonathan Quick – Jon Quick: elite goaltender or grumpy teenager who couldn’t be bothered to iron his shirt, shave, brush his hair or even pretend to give an eff at the White House ceremony? You make the call! (Last week: 7)
7 Justin Williams – Williams hasn’t registered a point since his contract extension talks broke down. I’m sure those are two completely unrelated items. (Last week: 6)
8 Tyler Toffoli – I’m so happy that Toffoli is back that I could just kiss him. I won’t though because that would be a public health hazard. (Last week: 13)
9 Dustin Brown – If anyone should be upset to see Richards go, it should be Brown since it really throws a spotlight on how bad his contract is now. (Last week: 11)
10 Trevor Lewis – Remember that point streak Lewis had in December? Yeah, well, he has one point in 2015. Just keep on Corsi-ing, Trevor. (Last week: 9)
11 Jarret Stoll – Stoll slides down the rankings this week, but he spend the All-Star Break in Aspen, in a hot tub with Erin Andrews, so I think he’ll be alright. (Last week: 10)
12 Alec Martinez – I was so disappointed when the Kings met with President Obama earlier today and Obama failed to declare June 13th as National Jazz Hands Holiday. (Last week: 11)
13 Dwight King – Road games could be tough(er) for the Kings now that Dwight has been placed on the no-fly list after spending the entire White House visit smiling like a maniac. (Last week: 14)
14 Matt Greene – Greene has a better shooting percentage than Drew Doughty because hockey is weird sometimes. (Last week: 15)
15 Brayden McNabb – Pay no attention to the Cody Franson rumors, Brayden. (Last week: 17)
16 Kyle Clifford – Clifford has been playing better of late, but with Shore up and Toffoli back, I don’t know how that equates to him playing 13+ minutes in back-to-back games for the first time all year, especially when you consider the opponents. (Last week: 16)
17 Robyn Regehr – Regehr is healthy and playing heavy minutes again as the Kings hope to get back to winning ugly. (Last week: 18)
18 Martin Jones – If a back-up goalie has a hurt back, is he still considered a back-up? (Last week: 19)
19 Nick Shore – Not a great week for Shore, but I imagine it must be hard to play with the fact that he killed Mike Richards’ career weighing so heavily on his conscience. (Last week: 22)
20 Mike Richards – Richards might rank low in these power rankings, but he’s No. 1 on the Manchester Monarchs power rankings. So he’s got that going for him, which is nice. (Last week: 20)
21 Jordan Nolan – Jordan Nolan scores on Tukka Rask and the Kings still lose. I give up. (Last week: 23)
22 Jamie McBain – Coming up with a comment for Jamie is the McBain of my existence. (Last week: 24)
23 Andy Andreoff – NOPE. (Last week: 25)

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