May 2010 - Page 7 of 7 - LA Kings Insider
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Frolov, Smyth added to rosters

Alexander Frolov (Russia) and Ryan Smyth (Canada) have been added to their respective countries' rosters for the IIHF World Championships, which begin Friday in Germany. Both moves were expected, as Terry Murray said he expected Frolov to play, and TSN reported Smyth's involvement. Among Kings playe... Read More
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Player evaluation: Ersberg

ERIK ERSBERG This season: 11 games, 4-3-2 record, 2.40 goals-against average, .906 save percentage. The good: Ersberg had a rough start -- he allowed four goals in three of his first four appearances -- but after that, he was rather solid. In his final seven appearances of the season, Ersberg all... Read More
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Player evaluation: Elkins

COREY ELKINS This season: 3 games, 1 goal, 0 assists, 0 penalty minutes, 11:54 average ice time. The good: Elkins had a solid season in Manchester, showing the ability to play a decent two-way game. He's a big guy (6-foot-3, 216 pounds) who can play a fourth-line center role but who can also move... Read More
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Player evaluation: Drewiske

DAVIS DREWISKE This season: 42 games, 1 goal, 7 assists, 14 penalty minutes, 15:15 average ice time. The good: After a 17-game stint in 2008-09, Drewiske earned a roster spot coming out of training camp this season and was a regular part of the lineup until he suffered an injury in early January.... Read More
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Player evaluation: Doughty

DREW DOUGHTY This season: 82 games, 16 goals, 43 assists, 54 penalty minutes, 24:58 average ice time. The good: Let's see. All Doughty did, as a 20-year-old in his second NHL season was…lead the Kings in average ice time, lead all defensemen in goals, assists and points, finish second on the team... Read More
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Player evaluation: Clune

RICH CLUNE This season: 14 games, 0 goals, 2 assists, 26 penalty minutes, 7:17 average ice time. The good: When Clune is playing his game, he's skating well and agitating opponents, drawing minor penalties without taking a lot of them. For the most part, he succeeded during his 14-game trial run ... Read More
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Player evaluation: Cliche

MARC-ANDRE CLICHE This season: 1 game, 0 goals, 0 assists, 0 penalty minutes, 7:23 ice time. The good: If it's difficult to deduce anything from three games (Bernier), it's all but impossible to make judgments based on on game. Cliche played one game, March 2 at Dallas, in the fourth-line center r... Read More
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Player evaluation: Brown

DUSTIN BROWN This season: 82 games, 24 goals, 32 assists, 41 penalty minutes, 19:15 average ice time. The good: Brown looked strong after his Olympic experience, and had a torrid finish to the regular season, with six goals (including a hat trick) and four assists in his final six games. That stre... Read More
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Monarchs lose Game 4

The Manchester Monarchs lost to the Worcester Sharks 3-2 tonight in Game 4 of their second-round AHL playoff series, which is now even at 2-2. The Monarchs led 2-1, on goals by Gabe Gauthier and Justin Azevedo, going into the third period, but the Sharks scored twice, including the winning goal with... Read More
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Player evaluation: Bernier

For those not familiar with my previous work on the Daily News blog, the ``player evaluations'' are a usual end-of-season feature, in which I'll give a brief rundown of each player's season, from my perspective, and then open it up to everyone to comment and ``grade'' that player's season. We'll tak... Read More