Luc Robitaille, Kings president, put it best when he addressed the state of the franchise to season-ticket holders last month.

“We understand that we need to change some things,” Robitaille said.

He spoke to fans who watched the Kings too often look like a team that struggled to adapt to today’s game that emphasizes speed, active defense and bodies in front of the net. They were a horse-and-buggy offense in a Ferrari-driven league. They were shut out or scored one goal in 25 losses, and their best offensive player down the stretch was then 39-year-old Jarome Iginla.

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