Both Prime Ticket announcers for the Kings believe this could be a great season for the team.
"There's no doubt in my mind that this is a put up or shut up year," said Jim Fox, a former Kings right wing who is beginning his first season as an analyst. "This is their third year with Wayne (Gretzky), so we're going to have to see if they play up to their potential.
"With Wayne and the people they've brought in around him, the potential exists to go all the way, there's no doubt about that. The big word everybody throws around is chemistry, but in this instance it's right on the nose. If they can find the proper chemistry, I think they can be battling with the best teams in the league."
Coach Tom Webster is promising a more defense-oriented approach this season. Last season the Kings allowed 337 goals, fourth most in the league, while falling to fourth place in the Smythe Division and 15th overall among the 21 teams.