It's difficult to divert attention away from Teemu Selanne during a season in which he's posted an Anaheim Ducks-leading 51 points a season that may conclude his storied, 19-year NHL career.
If the 41-year old continues the scoring output he's demonstrated through the middle of February, he's going to come home to California having surpassed another local hockey legend.
Selanne is only three points behind Luc Robitaille for 20th all-time in NHL scoring heading into Tuesday's game at Minnesota. Currently tied with Brett Hull for 21st all-time with 1,391 points, Selanne has already passed Mike Modano, John Bucyk and Brendan Shanahan in the career ranks this season.
"Obviously, it's a very extraordinary group there," Selanne said. "That's why this league is so special."
And while a collection of ex-Kings and Ducks exists amongst the all-time top 20 scorers Wayne Gretzky is first, Marcel Dionne fifth, Paul Coffey 13th, Adam Oates 16...