May 2011 - Page 4 of 6 - LA Kings Insider
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Player evaluation: Richardson

BRAD RICHARDSON This season: 68 games, 7 goals, 12 assists, 47 penalty minutes, 11:46 average ice time. The good: Richardson saved his best for the end of the season. After injuries to Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams necessitated some line-combination shifting, Richardson ended up centering a l... Read More
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Player evaluation: Quick

JONATHAN QUICK This season: 61 games, 35-22-3 record, 2.24 goals-against average, .918 save percentage. The good: Quick set franchise records in 2009-10, then had to spend the summer listening to league pundits -- many, not just one or two -- openly predict that he would lose his job to Jonathan... Read More
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Player evaluation: Ponikarovsky

ALEXEI PONIKAROVSKY This season: 61 games, 5 goals, 10 assists, 36 penalty minutes, 12:36 average ice time. The good: Ponikarovsky had stretches of games -- including an eight-game run in March, in which he had six games -- when he showed exactly why the Kings signed him to a $3-million contract... Read More
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Player evaluation: Penner

DUSTIN PENNER This season (with Kings): 19 games, 2 goals, 4 assists, 2 penalty minutes, 17:01 average ice time. The good: The mere idea of Penner was almost as uplifting to the Kings as Penner himself. The Kings, at the Feb. 28 trade deadline, landed a top-level scorer, and players were enthuse... Read More
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World Championships update

The IIHF World Championships in Slovakia moved to the qualification round today, and Canada beat the United States 4-3 in a shootout. Jack Johnson scored a second-period goal and played a team-high 28 minutes but was stopped by Canada goalie James Reimer in the shootout. Jonathan Bernier did not pla... Read More
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Player evaluation: Parse

SCOTT PARSE This season: 5 games, 1 goal, 3 assists, 0 penalty minutes, 13:47 average ice time. The good: Parse showed enough last season that the Kings decided he would get the first crack at a top-six winger position. The Kings missed in their attempt at landing high-profile free agent Ilya Ko... Read More
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Player evaluation: Muzzin

JAKE MUZZIN This season: 11 games, 0 goals, 1 assist, 0 penalty minutes, 13:43 average ice time. The good: Considered something of a late-bloomer -- Muzzin initially was a fifth-round draft pick, then had a serious injury and was signed by the Kings as a free agent -- Muzzin impressed last summe... Read More
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Player evaluation: Moller

OSCAR MOLLER This season: 13 games, 1 goal, 3 assists, 2 penalty minutes, 14:36 average ice time. The good: All of the positives that were in Moller's game in the previous two seasons were apparent again. He's a hard worker, a fearless skater and an offensive-minded player who has the mentality ... Read More
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Player evaluation: Mitchell

WILLIE MITCHELL This season: 57 games, 5 goals, 5 assists, 21 penalty minutes, 21:49 average ice time. The good: The Kings took something of a risk last summer when they signed Mitchell -- who was coming off a long-term concussion -- to a two-year contract. Mitchell largely validated the Kings' ... Read More
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Shoulder surgery for Williams

Kings winger Justin Williams underwent surgery this week to repair his injured right shoulder, which he dislocated late in the regular season. The surgery was performed by Dr. Ronald Kvitne, and a team spokesman said that Williams is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.... Read More
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Player evaluation: Martinez

ALEC MARTINEZ This season: 60 games, 5 goals, 11 assists, 18 penalty minutes, 15:17 average ice time. The good: It was a bit of a surprise, in late November, when the Kings assigned Jake Muzzin to the AHL and called up Alec Martinez, who hadn't made a lot of noise in training camp and was off to... Read More
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Player evaluation: Loktionov

ANDREI LOKTIONOV This season: 19 games, 4 goals, 3 assists, 2 penalty minutes, 14:46 average ice time. The good: Loktionov performed well enough in training camp, and showed enough much-needed offensive flair, that the Kings kept him around at the start of the season and gave him a handful of ga... Read More
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World Championships/junior update

Twelve of the 16 teams in the IIHF World Championships have moved on to the ``qualification round,'' a second round of round-robin play that will determine the eight quarterfinal teams. The United States (with Jack Johnson), Slovakia (with Michal Handzus) and Canada (with Jonathan Bernier) all advan... Read More