Anze Kopitar

Coming off his worst season, Kings' Anze Kopitar is determined to rediscover his dominant form

Coming off his worst season, Kings' Anze Kopitar is determined to rediscover his dominant form

The Kings needed a new coach after Darryl Sutter had become more irritating to players than inspiring, and John Stevens was familiar but fresh and ready to move up from associate head coach to the top job.

The Kings needed to improve their anemic goal production and invigorate their offense to compete with faster teams, and Stevens got the job in large part because of his plans for the offense to attack with pace and speed down the middle of the ice and get the puck to dangerous scoring areas.

All of which sounds good. But what the Kings need more than new offensive tactics is the return of the old Anze Kopitar, the one who commanded both ends of the ice and led them in...

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