Forward thinking: Kings defense master at offense

The crackdown on obstruction has opened the ice for everyone -- and L.A. Kings defensemen are taking advantage.

Updated: December 7, 2002, 4:14 PM ET
By Chris Stevenson | Special to ESPN.com

The face on the front of their unlamented third jersey was a poker-faced king and they are masters of hiding their gamble, holding things close to the vest until it is too late to do anything about it.

Maybe the Los Angeles Kings should use that sweater more often.

It'd be fitting right now.

The Los Angeles Kings defensemen are once again leading the league in offense from the blue line, a six-pack of six-shooters no team has been able to match this year. They take calculated ...

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