Spend significant time around Milan Lucic and it’s clear that he cannot mask his joy. The earnest look comes over his face and his tough exterior dissolves into his genuine good-guy demeanor.
He bore that expression when, after a morning skate during a losing skid, he talked about returning to Staples Center for the first time Thursday.
“It’ll be cool,” Lucic said. “It’ll be a lot of fun. I had a lot of fun last year being in L.A. and being a King. Even before I was a King, I always had a lot of fun going into the Staples Center … those are the games that you circle on the calendar.”
Lucic only spent one...