With Love: Five LA Kings Players Who Deserve Valentines

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LA Kings Anze Kopitar
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Anze Kopitar

Our Dearest Anze,

With the exception of Dustin Brown, you are the longest-serving LA Kings player — and that is no fluke.

Your future play — and even your future commitment — were questioned by some after you signed that mammoth contract extension in early 2017. Nevertheless, you have been a consummate leader for the LA Kings, showing the way for the next generation of the team.

Additionally, you have led by example, scoring four goals and 13 assists this season. The latter total is even among the best in the entire NHL. But, whichever way you look at it, the future of the LA Kings could not be in better hands than they are with you.

From your experience, wisdom, and offensive abilities, you are what the LA Kings need to rise above the fray and succeed. You are what the LA Kings need now, just like they did a decade ago, again in 2012, and once again in 2014.

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Like Dustin Brown, you will go down as one of the greatest LA Kings of all-time. And again, that is no fluke.

With love!