NHL.com profiles Kings in 30-in-30 series - LA Kings Insider

It’s the Kings’ 30-in-30 day on NHL.com, and Curtis Zupke, Pete Jensen and Dan Rosen have again done a bang-up job in identifying key players and storylines leading into this upcoming season, the 49th of L.A. Kings hockey.

Your required reading today:

Zupke: Playoff-free season has Kings rested, motivated

“For the past few seasons, the Los Angeles Kings were the self-described cockroaches of the NHL, seemingly impossible to eliminate no matter how dire the circumstances. It was a remarkable trait in the NHL salary-cap era, and it made their demise all the more profound.”

Zupke: Doughty, Lucic give Kings reasons for optimism
Zupke: Depth at center question Kings need to answer
Zupke: Zykov, Shore among Kings’ top five prospects
Jensen: Los Angeles Kings fantasy hockey outlook

Also, ESPN.com Insider draft and prospects guru Corey Pronman released his list of the top 100 prospects in the NHL today, and three Kings made the cut. In case you don’t have ESPN Insider (it’s worth it!), Adrian Kempe clocked in at 51, Erik Cernak at 57, and Jordan Weal at 88. The article ($) is here: Top 100 NHL prospects for 2015-16