The Kings have grown accustomed to seeing a beloved former player from their Stanley Cup runs return — Willie Mitchell and Rob Scuderi come to mind. But center Jarret Stoll was part of the team's leadership core, its emotional fabric.
Seeing Stoll in a Minnesota Wild uniform on Thursday night at Staples Center will take some getting used to, for all concerned.
"It will be fun. It will be weird," Stoll said Wednesday after the Wild's morning skate in Anaheim before facing the Ducks.
"Seeing the other side of it — going into the visitor's dressing room. Going to the visiting bench, or warmups on the other side. Stuff like that was so routine, ritual kind...