Player Power Rankings II: The Usual Suspects Top the Rankings

Stephen Dunn

The top 3 are essentially the same, but Doughty makes a move and everyone else shuffles around.

Time for Week 2 of the Los Angeles Kings Player Power Rankings. Yes, these are opinions.

1. Anze Kopitar (Last Week: 1)

Everything he was last week, with goals thrown in.

2. Mike Richards (Last Week: 3)

Gets a bump with the power play excelling.

3. Justin Williams (Last Week: 2)

Still doing excellent work on the top line.

4. Drew Doughty (Last Week: 9)

He's avoided penalties as of late, and he's still getting his usual absurd ice time in all situations.

5. Jeff Carter (Last Week: 4)

No one else has really been a top-5 player as of late, so Carter gets to stay despite his injury.

6. Slava Voynov (LW: 11)

Playing well with Robyn Regehr.

7. Willie Mitchell (LW: 5)

With Matt Greene, just fine. With Alec Martinez, just fine.

8. Tyler Toffoli (LW: Not Ranked)

Hard to rank a guy after two games, but was outstanding on Saturday and merely very good on Thursday.

9. Dustin Brown (LW: 12)

He's been filling up the box score a lot more lately. Well, a little more.

10. Ben Scrivens (LW: 7)

(shrug)

11. Jonathan Quick (LW: 9)

He'd be considerably lower if he hadn't played his best game of the season on Saturday. We've probably talked about him enough for now.

12. Jake Muzzin (LW: 10)

Racking up points thank to lots of shooting and great work on the power play. Darryl Sutter wasn't impressed with the rest of his game.

13. Dwight King (LW: 16)

No points since his hat trick, but his lines have been playing well. So there's that.

14. Robyn Regehr (LW: 17)

If you prefer defense-only defensemen to offense-only defensemen, switch Regehr with Muzzin. Got a ton of PK time against his former team and largely succeeded.

15. Daniel Carcillo (LW: 6)

He does keep drawing penalties. Unfortunately, he's been taking quite a few as well lately. Probably seen the last of the second line, and with that, he's on his way down.

16. Kyle Clifford (LW: 14)

Glued to the bench on Saturday, but played on the PK and got 14 minutes of ice time last night. Better.

17. Alec Martinez (LW: 18)

He's in the lineup by virtue of Matt Greene's injury and was... fine... on Thursday.

18. Trevor Lewis (LW: 22)

He's still got no points. Saved another goal last night, though, and his line hasn't been awful lately.

19. Matt Frattin (LW: 13)

We're still waiting to see some offense, but he fought Tyler Myers. For what it's worth.

20. Linden Vey (LW: NR)

Looked pretty good on Thursday, but we'll wait a week before moving him up the rankings.

22. Jordan Nolan (LW: 20)

Took Fraser's spot in the lineup with multiple forwards out, but didn't do much of anything. If the new guys stay up he's looking at the press box.

21. Matt Greene (LW: 15)

Injured, but the defensemen are doing okay without him.

23. Jarret Stoll (LW: 19)

Injured, and the third line still isn't scoring without him.

24. Colin Fraser (LW: 21)

Scratched, and Linden Vey is being given an "opportunity to succeed."

Can we sum up this week's movements with a picture? We sure can!

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Agree? Disagree? Tell us how you'd change the rankings.

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