The one downside of being a Stanley Cup champion is an abbreviated summer vacation.
When the Los Angeles Kings take the ice against the San Jose Sharks in their season-opener on Oct. 8, it will be less than four months since they won the Cup by beating the New York Rangers 3-2 in double overtime in Game 5 of the Final.
It's a trade they're more than willing to make.
"It doesn't really feel like I left, to be honest with you," forward Justin Williams told L.A. Kings Insider on Saturday.
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