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The Next Wave NHL
LOS ANGELES KINGS
SUMMARY
The Kings are lacking on future top 6 players, and have plenty of needs within their system. No real goalies in sight, and outside of  Kempe, Vilardi and Anderson-Dolan, there's no potential impact offensive players either. Many of these specs are close though, so for better or worse, we may get a preview quickly.

UP
Adrian Kempe, this season figures to be a big breakout year for him as it looks like he may finally get some offensive minutes with the Kings and fit better in the system than he has previously.

DOWN
Justin Auger is a monster of a man, but he's never really translated his frame and tools into offense, he's looking like more of a bet to have a tweener career than any substantial and long NHL career at this point.

WHO TO WATCH
Kempe would be the easy answer here, but how about Alex Iafallo. The college free agent signee has shown a responsible two way game, and some gumption that has endeared him to teammates. He could be a sleeper.

TEAM RANK - 16th

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