The Los Angeles Kings have struggled as of late, losing five of six. Many of their star players need to step up—the same players who will be representing their countries at the 2014 Sochi Olympics in February.
While some, like Anze Kopitar, will play a starring role for their nation's team, others will need to adjust to playing at a different spot in the lineup.
It's also worth mentioning L.A. center Mike Richards, who was left off of the Canadian team. Richards played a key role at the Vancouver Games in 2010, where Canada captured gold for the second time in three Olympics.
With that said, here's a look at what role each King will play in Sochi.
Stats courtesy of NHL.com.