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August 1, 2014 4:00 pm

Shootout statistics, 2011-14

Extra points gained in the shootout last season didn’t mean much for the Los Angeles Kings, who finished 11 points south of San Jose and 11 points north of Phoenix to finish in the Pacific Division’s third seed. The Kings more or less knew they’d be getting the runner up in the Anaheim-San Jose battle for the Pacific Division with weeks before the season ended. While single points weren’t as ...

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July 31, 2014 5:49 pm

Player evaluation: Regehr

ROBYN REGEHR This season: 79 games, 3 goals, 11 assists, 14 points, 46 penalty minutes, +6 rating, 18:57 time on ice The good: There is something everlastingly satisfying in watching 14-year NHL veteran Robyn Regehr lift the Stanley Cup over his head for the first time, never mind that he was injured and missed everything that happened after the first 10 minutes of the Anaheim series. He traveled with the ...

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July 31, 2014 1:32 pm

Catching up with Derek Armstrong

I recently spoke with Kings alum Derek Armstrong earlier today to prepare for a feature I’ll be working on next week. The story will detail his work with the CHL’s Denver Cutthroats and his transition into coaching and working in a front office while highlighting the relationships built from his playing career that have served him well in his executive duties. Armstrong, now 41, was renowned for his work ...

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July 30, 2014 5:18 pm

Player evaluation: Mitchell

WILLIE MITCHELL This season: 76 games, 1 goal, 11 assists, 12 points, 58 penalty minutes, +14 rating, 20:20 time on ice The good: Willie Mitchell, who turned 37 in the first round of the playoffs, proved that he is still entirely capable of providing a heavy workload comprised of tough minutes and contributed about as strong of a performance as could realistically be expected after a pair of knee surgeries ...

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July 30, 2014 9:49 am

Dwight King signs for three years, $5.85M

Dwight King has signed a three-year contract with the Kings that contains an average annual value of $1.95 million per year, LA Kings Insider has learned. The agreement avoids an arbitration hearing, which had been set for Friday. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet was the first to report King’s signing. A fourth round pick by the Kings in 2007, the 25-year-old left wing set career highs across the board in his ...

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July 29, 2014 7:34 pm

Player evaluation: Quick

JONATHAN QUICK This season: 2904 minutes, 27-17-4 record, 2.07 goals-against average, .915 save percentage, 6 shutouts The good: The Kings won the 2014 Stanley Cup under vastly different circumstances from 2012. Whereas Jonathan Quick was a vital member of the team’s first championship and captured the Conn Smythe Trophy with a .946 save percentage, the offensive spike the team experienced that year was considerably lower than the +0.96 goals per ...

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July 29, 2014 11:11 am

Player evaluation: Jones

MARTIN JONES This season: 1,095 minutes, 12-6-0 record, 1.81 goals-against average, .934 save percentage, 4 shutouts The good: In the 24 games that followed the shootout loss in Buffalo on November 12 in which Jonathan Quick succumbed to an overtime Grade 2 groin strain, Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones compiled a 14-7-3 record with a 1.73 goals-against average, .940 save percentage and five shutouts. How good was Jones during that ...

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