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Once a shy rookie, Brown now looks to lead Kings back to spotlight

Updated: December 11, 2008, 7:44 PM ET
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

In 2003, winger Dustin Brown arrived in the Los Angeles Kings locker room as a reserved teenager with a slight lisp that sometimes made him additionally self-conscious.

One of his teammates was Luc Robitaille, and Brown almost felt as if he should walk up to Robitaille in tandem with Robitaille's son, Steven, and ask for his allowance.

"I was closer to Luc's son's age than to Luc's age," Brown said with a smile after the Kings' morning skate in Denver on Tuesday.

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