This club was a mess before Darryl Sutter came in, a team that everyone had pegged as a top contender barely scraped into the playoffs after a known hard-ass comes in and screams and threatens this team just to perform. Sutter's coaching style gets old quickly in the NHL and eventually his screaming and defense-only style of play will fall on deaf ears.
The LA Kings still need some work, they got very good results with a stop-gap coach but will have to see players like Doughty grow up a bit before they become a true, annual contender.
Hockey is a wacky sport. A hot goalie can drag a team far beyond where ANYONE expected that team to go. With that said, these guys have won one Cup and they are all babies in the NHL. I hope they are contenders. I am not expecting them to be contenders though.
Hockey is the most difficult sport to repeat a championship let along build a dynasty