Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 3/7/12

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 31: Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 31, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Kings defeated the Devils 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
As the Los Angeles Kings attempted to revitalize their stalled offense over the past month, and as the team slipped from the more comfortable sixth or seventh place perch to toeing the line of the playoff barrier, center Anze Kopitar weathered the most advanced criticism faced in a six-year NHL career that began as a 19-year old rookie in 2006-07. Though selected to two All-Star Games before the age of 24 and averaging nearly 72 points per game in his five previous seasons, there are those who think that there's more to be added to his intelligent, 200-feet-of-the-ice-based game. "He should be a little bit more - he reminds me a little bit of Mats Sundin," six-time 50 goal scorer and Los Angeles Kings legend Marcel Dionne said of Kopitar to MayorsManor.com last week. "They're big guys, but when they get close to the net, they're not aggressive enough. They have to get these guys off their backs because they're big guys. If they're soft there, then you know what, those soft goals ...
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