This is how I think the Kings season will go.
1. Martin Jones, Brandon Kozun, Jordan Weal, and Brayden Schenn all make the Monarchs, earning the AHL affiliate a new nickname: "The 2009-10 WHL All-Stars!"
2. Jones DAZZLES in Manchester, earning himself a call-up.
3. Ersberg is traded for Niklas Hagman, who posts average numbers on a struggling Calgary team. Hagman makes the hats rain on his first night as a King and never looks back.
4. Jones is given a chance to start and wins 5 straight.
5. Kings win the Pacific.
And finally a wild prediction...
Ilya Kovalchuk starts to not get along with his Devils teammates and demands a trade. Lamoriello trades him to the Kings for Hickey, Teubert and picks because Kovalchuk threatens to sign in Russia. Lombardi then buys out Kovalchuk's contract and then signs him to a nice, normal contract.