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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 ...

Noah Graham / National Hockey League
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 ...

Noah Graham / National Hockey League
July 28, 2014 4:54 pm

Hockey Fest details and off-season business notes

Several notes from the Kings’ business offices from this afternoon: -Earlier today, the Kings announced the details of Hockey Fest ’14, which will feature additional events outside of the popular question and answer sessions and panels of players, executives and broadcasters. The annual event will take place on Sunday, September 14 at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo. A special game between Kings alumni and the Medvedev All-Star Team ...

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July 28, 2014 11:30 am

Keeping up with the Cup: July 28

THE 401 EXPRESS. If you’ve ever driven in Ontario, it’s likely that you’ve spent at least some time on the Macdonald-Cartier Freeway. Similar to the prefixes bestowed upon Southern California freeways, it’s known as The 401, just like The 10, The 405, The 101. It’s also busier than those freeways, averaging more vehicles per hour in the more congested areas of Toronto than any other freeway in North America. An ...

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July 25, 2014 2:00 pm

Player evaluation: Stoll

JARRET STOLL This season: 78 games, 8 goals, 19 assists, 27 points, 48 penalty minutes, +9 rating, 15:52 time on ice The good: The regular season numbers Jarret Stoll produced are mostly irrelevant. The perfect third line center for the Kings’ needs and expectations, Stoll is another conduit of the team’s will to win and an experienced, intelligent veteran responsible for the collective best efforts of a Stanley Cup-winning team. ...

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