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April 10, 2017 | 11:05am ET
Kings face many questions, possible shakeup
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The Los Angeles Kings are expected to be tremendously active now that their season has come to a close, with changes possible both on and off the ice.

The Kings finished the 2016-17 season 22nd in the League, missing the playoffs for the second time in the last three seasons.

There has been ongoing speculation that head coach Darryl Sutter's job is at risk, and there is strong belief from multiple sources close to the organization that he will not be back with the club next season.

Kings GM Dean Lombardi may also face a similar fate, as his future with the organization may be in limbo based on the club's performance over these last three seasons.

Lombardi has one-year left on his contract, while Sutter has one-year remaining plus an option.

Regardless of the changes that could come off the ice, the Kings are expected to retool part of their roster this off-season.

Veteran left wing Marian Gaborik, whom the Kings had been extremely frustrated with all season, will return to the trade block as the Kings look to move him out of Los Angeles. Failing a trade, the Kings will consider buying out the remaining four years of his contract.

The Kings will also be on the lookout for offensive help up front, with a top-six forward atop the team's wish list this off-season.

 
 
 

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