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Three keys to the offseason: Los Angeles Kings

Bringing back Milan Lucic is one of three keys to a successful offseason for the Kings, according to Craig Custance. Juan Ocampo/NHLI/Getty Images

Kings general manager Dean Lombardi is the kind of guy who will take this all very personally. He’ll lose sleep. He’ll obsess over trying to fix it. The Kings missed the playoffs last season. They got knocked out in the first round this season. That won’t sit well with a team that is only satisfied winning Stanley Cups.

It’ll set up soul searching and deep analysis, but here’s an early look at what the Kings' offseason priorities should be: