Too much attention?

With every victory, the Kings pick up more local and national attention. For instance, yesterday someone from a very prominent media outlet called me to talk about Anze Kopitar and said they might soon do a feature on him. Being the “it” team can be exciting for players, but can it also be a distraction? I was curious to get Terry Murray’s thoughts on that…

MURRAY: “I don’t care about that one way or the other. Attention comes with teams that are doing the right stuff and winning some games. That’s just part of the process. We’ve just got to keep our focus on what we’re doing, go out and play, come to practice every day, bring your work boots and put your hard hat on and go back to work again. All the other stuff, that’s no issue with me, no big deal. In fact, it’s just part of the territory. We’ll take it though.”

Also, since there’s no TV today, we’ll try to do a live game chat during the game. As always, updates will be posted here, after goals and at the end of periods, and a running game story is always up at

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