I do not think the Kings will be as bad as everyone is predicting. I also dont see them winning the division. I kind of expect them to be fighting tooth and nail for that final playoff spot (and probably still miss)
I think they will be but thats also not such a bad thing. Another year to stock the shelves and see whats left in the tank with your vets...
The Kings have drafted well the last few years, I see a few young guys making the squad this year from previous drafts (JAD as an example) and this years class challenging for roster spots next.