With Love: Five LA Kings Players Who Deserve Valentines

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Dustin Brown

Our Dearest Dustin,

You have received a fair deal of criticism over the years when the LA Kings struggled mightily on the ice. Some of that criticism may have been justified, but most has been unwarranted.

For 18 years, you have been with the LA Kings, and during that time, you have exemplified what being a King really means: tough, hard-working, committed, and loyal.

You were never the biggest, the most fear-inducing, or even the most ostentatious of players, but your contributions have always put you above the fray, and this season is no exception.

Having an integral part of your team’s pivotal rebuild a decade earlier, you are just as crucial this time around. You are helping to lead a young, promising LA Kings team through your exceptional leadership skills but also by example. After all, your six goals and 12 points this season is nothing to scoff at. In fact, it only further underlines what an invaluable asset you continue to be. It doesn’t even matter if you don the “C” or not, and that speaks volumes about your character.

When speaking of the greatest LA Kings of all-time, there should never be a conversation without your name.

With love!