There were no bad breakup scenes, no botched qualifying offers, and the Kings smoothly moved through what can be an often rough, post-Stanley Cup period.
They wrapped up the biggest piece of business when goalie Jonathan Quick signed his 10-year, $58-million contract extension Sunday, and previously worked out deals with forwards Jarret Stoll, Colin Fraser and Dustin Penner, keeping the championship team intact.
"The key here was each one of those players definitely wanted to stay," Kings President and General Manager Dean Lombardi said Monday. "They were willing to work with us in terms of making it fit within the salary structure. It's a credit to those players."