The Los Angeles Kings are working hard to find a way to win and that means changes, trial and errors, will be ongoing. On Friday, the Kings assigned forward Sheldon Rempal to the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League.
The 23-year-old Rempal has appeared in three games with this Kings this season.He made his NHL debut on October 18 when the Kings hosted the New York Islanders at STAPLES Center.
In the three contests in which he took place, Rempal did not manage to record a point. However, in the four games the kid forward has played this season with the Reign, he did impress quite a bit.
At the time of his recall, Rempal had posted a team-high eight points, four goals and four assists, a plus-2 rating and two penalty minutes as he led AHL rookies in points and goals. Among all AHL skaters, he also then ranked tied for third among in points and tied for second in goals.
On Saturday, after the Kings were handed a 5-1 loss by the visiting Buffalo Sabres, the team barred the dressing room doors post-game while the players and GM Rob Blake had a secret meeting about their awful season start. After registering a 2-1-1 record through the first four games in 2018-19, Los Angeles has dropped four consecutive games in embarrassing fashion: they lost on the roads at the hands of the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs. They lost home games against the New York Islanders and Sabres by a combined score of 21-5. To make things worse the Dallas Stars snapped a three-game losing skid by doubling up the Kings 4-2 on Tuesday, and were beaten by the Minnesota Wild 4-1 last night, getting handed their sixth consecutive loss…
Let's see what other changes can be made but one thing is sure; the Kings lack speed to compete and will need to find a way to shake up the roster and get a win.