Ryan Getzlaf appeared in a charity hockey game in Anaheim on Friday.
The game benefited the Children's Hospital of Orange County and the Jr. Ducks Pee Wee AAA team and Getzlaf was encouraged by the reaction of the crowd. "It shows that people still have an interest in the game and what's going on, as well as the causes that we're supporting," he said. "Those are all positive things. Where we're at right now, there's not a lot of positive talk in hockey." Getzlaf was concerned that hockey could be off the radar in the Los Angeles area despite the Kings winning the Stanley Cup in June.