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July 21, 2014 12:34 pm

Keeping up with the Cup: July 21

BUT FIRST! The Kings officially announced their five-year partnership with KABC 790. Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans will return to provide the radio account, because of course. WHEN WE LAST LEFT OFF, John Stevens was preparing to hand the Stanley Cup over to Justin Williams, who also spends off-seasons at his home on the South Jersey shore. Ventnor City, New Jersey sits southwest of Atlantic City and just over an ...

July 21, 2014 8:18 am

Report: LAKings to KABC 790

Per Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times, the Kings have reached a five-year agreement with KABC 790 to become the only Los Angeles-area team broadcast on the AM station. The Kings had been partnered with AM 1150 for the previous seven seasons. From Dillman’s story, Stanley Cup champions L.A. Kings announce new radio home: For the Kings, the radio deal is novel in that it is a multiyear agreement. ...

EDMONTON, AB - MARCH 9: Dustin Brown #23 of the Los Angeles Kings lines up for a face off in a game against the Edmonton Oilers on March 9, 2014 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
July 18, 2014 3:10 pm

Player evaluation: Brown

DUSTIN BROWN This season: 79 games, 15 goals, 12 assists, 27 points, 66 penalty minutes, +7 rating, 15:50 time on ice The good: Any distress over Dustin Brown’s clunker of a regular season was silenced during a postseason campaign in which he served as a load-bearing component of the team’s emotional and resilient constitution. The Spring of Intangibles was reflected in every player, but perhaps none more so than Brown, ...

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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 ...

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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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