The Los Angeles Kings are hoping that Dustin Brown is able to return to his old form without the weight of the captaincy on his shoulders.
Brown has had 82 points over the last three seasons with 28 coming last year after back-to-back 27 point seasons. "His focus so critically has to be on his game, and I think there is some merit to that," GM Dean Lombardi said. "The most important thing in our discussion, and having met with our assistant coaches, was that he’s ready to buy in, so to speak, to micromanaging his game, because there’s no question he works, there’s no question he shows up physically prepared. We’ve got that part down, and if that wasn’t there, then we’re wasting our time. So that could be a byproduct of it, but it didn’t drive the bus." We don't think that this will make a significant difference so assume Brown will get 30-35 points next season and not be a big factor in fantasy hockey.