July 2011 - Page 2 of 5 - LA Kings Insider
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Mid-summer `open forum’

I'll be taking some vacation time starting in a few days, but stay tuned tomorrow, as Simon Gagne will be in town and I'll get a chance to chat with him about joining the Kings. Is he preparing an offer to buy No. 12 from Andrei Loktionov? Also, there's time to sneak in a mid-summer Open Forum. I'm ... Read More
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Kaunisto talks camp, social media

It's becoming more and more common for pro athletes to share their thoughts 140 characters at a time through Twitter -- in instance, you can say hello to @DustinBrown23, @JonathanQuick32 and @MRichie18, to name three -- but Kings prospect Ray Kaunisto is taking it a step further. Not only does Kauni... Read More
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More development camp photos

Thanks once again to reader Chasen for passing along more great photos. This set was taken during yesterday's action... Tuesday development camp photos This one, in particular, grabbed me. It really goes to show how little room shooters have to find a hole against a set, well-positioned goalie... Read More
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Lombardi, gone fishing

Development-camp bonding experiences aren't only for the players. On Monday, after the work was done at the practice facility, Kings management members, coaches, scouts and staffers split into two groups -- golf and fishing -- and went on their respective excursions. There was no reliable report fro... Read More
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Berube talks about injury, future

The development camp had to be a bit frustrating for one prospect, goalie Jean-Francois Berube, who had to stand and watch after undergoing hip surgery last month. Berube, who turns 20 tomorrow, is coming off a solid junior season, one in which he had a 2.60 goals-against average, a .902 save and a ... Read More
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Richardson signs two-year contract

Another of the Kings' restricted free agents rejoined the fold today, as Brad Richardson signed a two-year contract for a total of $2.35 million. Richardson gets a salary bump from his $900,000 last season. His new salary-cap hit is $1,175,000, and in terms of cash, Richardson will make $1 million i... Read More
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Tuesday development camp notes

The development camp is done for the day -- they literally turned out the lights -- after two practice sessions and one scrimmage. Recent draft pick Nick Shore scored the only goal in the 40-minute scrimmage and Chris Gibson made a handful of nice stops. Dean Lombardi also chatted about a handful o... Read More