Sometimes Paul LaDue looks around and sees how surreal this season has become.
From his corner locker stall at the Kings’ practice facility, he’s just a few steps away from Jarome Iginla, a player he followed as a kid. On Thursday, there was LaDue in a postgame celebration with Iginla following Iginla’s overtime goal against the Nashville Predators.
“It’s pretty crazy,” LaDue said. “I was a little star struck the first time he walked in the locker room. It was unbelievable. I’ve got him and Marian Gaborik out there with me, so it’s a little crazy knowing I grew up watching them play. They’ve been great guys. It’s been fun hockey.”
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