Five questions the Kings must answer this season (part 2)

Part two of our series …

Can the Kings avoid another left wing letdown?

The Kings’ lack of production from their left side was a concern for coach Darryl Sutter last season and nothing happened to change his mind during training camp. The Kings flipped newcomer Matt Frattin from the right wing to the left in the hope that something would click with him, center Mike Richards and right wing Jeff Carter. Dustin Brown missed almost all of camp because of a hamstring and will start the season on the third line. The Kings cleared room on the left side by declining to re-sign the unproductive Dusitn Penner, who inked a deal with the Ducks. Dwight King earned a start on the top line with center Anze Kopitar and right wing Justin Williams with an excellent training camp. Sutter said he was pleased by the way King met the challenge. Sutter wasn’t happy by the way others failed in their attempts to impress him and secure a big-time role. No matter what else happens this season, this is a position the Kings need to improve over 2012-13.

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