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July 17, 2014 4:22 pm

Player evaluation: Lewis

TREVOR LEWIS This season: 73 games, 6 goals, 5 assists, 11 points, 6 penalty minutes, -1 rating, 13:15 time on ice The good: There’s nothing flashy about Trevor Lewis’ game, and that’s meant complementary. A blue collar, responsible forward who has provided the Kings tough minutes – if not consistent production – in his four full years with the club, Lewis is a player who is still doing things to ...

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July 17, 2014 12:11 pm

Keeping up with the Cup: July 17

The Stanley Cup is back on North American soil, but first, there’s one last batch of photos and accounts from Russia, where Slava Voynov welcomed the Cup to Chelyabinsk for the second time in three seasons. He is the only NHL player to have ever brought the Cup to Chelyabinsk, where he was joined by a team representative two years ago (2012 video here). Via’s Summer of Stanley blog: ...

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July 16, 2014 6:31 pm

Monarchs introduce Stothers, unveil new jerseys

It was a busy Wednesday in Manchester as the Monarchs unveiled new jerseys and introduced Mike Stothers, the fourth head coach in franchise history. Stothers replaces Mark Morris, who guided the Monarchs to a 338-224-27-39 from 2006-14 but did not have his contract renewed. Stothers described his coaching philosophy while speaking with LA Kings Insider at Development Camp. “First and foremost, you want them to be a good teammate and ...

Noah Graham / National Hockey League
July 16, 2014 12:16 pm

Player evaluation: Williams

JUSTIN WILLIAMS This season: 82 games, 19 goals, 24 assists, 43 points, 48 penalty minutes, +14 rating, 16:57 time on ice The good: Did any other player do more to accentuate their legacy this postseason than Justin Williams? Competitive, consistent and clutch, one of the league’s premier possession-driving forwards captured the Conn Smythe Trophy through his reliably stunning Game 7 performances, in which he has posted 14 points and a ...

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July 15, 2014 4:54 pm

Kings, RFA Berube come to terms

The Kings and restricted free agent goaltender Jean-François Bérubé have come to terms on a new two-year contract. Berube, 23, has appeared in 53 career AHL games, 48 of which took place last year as he inherited Manchester’s starting job upon Martin Jones’ permanent departure to Los Angeles. The 2009 fourth round pick was 28-17-2 with a 2.37 goals-against average, a .913 save percentage and three shutouts with the Monarchs, ...

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July 15, 2014 3:25 pm

Player evaluation: Clifford

KYLE CLIFFORD This season: 71 games, 3 goals, 5 assists, 8 points, 81 penalty minutes, +6 rating, 10:10 time on ice The good: Kyle Clifford has been a King for four years and each year has led the team in penalty minutes. That shouldn’t necessarily fall under the “good” category, but it’s a place to start when evaluating the scrappy, tough, humble and competitive Clifford. His 2013-14 season was comparable ...

Noah Graham / National Hockey League
July 15, 2014 11:39 am

Kings up for three ESPYS

The Kings are up for three ESPY awards! As you were. The ESPYS, a large scale celebration of athlete and sports culture that honor individual and team achievements, will have a silver-and-black feel on Wednesday night. At the @ESPYS seat reveal. Looks like @jarretstoll has better seat than some of his teammates. @LAKings — BarDown (@BarDown) July 15, 2014 Anze Kopitar is up for Best NHL Player (along with ...

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