Originally written on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 11/19/14

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 26: Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on December 26, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Kings 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE -- At a complicated time, Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown decided to simplify his game. The decision also seemed to simplify his life. With his name at the center of trade rumors, Brown picked the best possible time for himself and for his team to get hot. He has points in four straight games -- as the Kings, currently only one point out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference entering Tuesday's games, are 3-1 in that stretch. Brown also has six goals and four assists in his last six games. By playing a fundamental game -- in this case, going to the net and scoring off plays generated by traffic -- Brown has been getting on the scoresheet in a big way lately. Asked if he were motivated by the rumors, Brown said his recent production might only be a "coincidence, really." "It's a business and it's not my first time that's been out there," he said of the trade rumors involving his name. "I know it's one of things where you just kind of have to deal wit...
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