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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 ...

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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 pic.twitter.com/t9w6VO0DwY — BarDown (@BarDown) July 15, 2014 Anze Kopitar is up for Best NHL Player (along with ...

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July 14, 2014 7:06 pm

Kings sign RFAs McNabb, Andreoff

The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Brayden McNabb to a two-year contract and forward Andy Andreoff to a one-year contract. Both players were restricted free agents. Exact financials are not available at this time, though I have learned Andreoff’s contract is a two-way contract, and that McNabb’s average annual value is in the $600,000 range. Acquired the same morning the Kings traded for Marian Gaborik, McNabb became Los Angeles’ ...

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July 14, 2014 1:36 pm

Player evaluation: Gaborik

MARIAN GABORIK This season: 19 games, 5 goals, 11 assists, 16 points, 4 penalty minutes, +7 rating, 17:42 time on ice (with Los Angeles); 41 games, 11 goals, 19 assists, 30 points, 10 penalty minutes, +7 rating, 17:00 time on ice (total). The good: A search for skill and a desire to improve the club’s offense brought Dean Lombardi to Marian Gaborik, who was acquired from Columbus in exchange for ...

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July 14, 2014 8:58 am

Keeping up with the Cup: July 14

The Stanley Cup is knee deep in the European segment of its world tour, and after visiting Sweden, Finland, Slovakia and Slovenia over the past week, will be returning to Chelyabinsk early this week to continue the Kings’ second Summer of Stanley. Our friends at LAKings.com have grabbed a lot of great pictures and short videos from all summer stops. Click here for the Cup’s social media hub and for ...

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July 12, 2014 11:43 am

Player evaluation: Kopitar

ANZE KOPITAR This season: 82 games, 29 goals, 41 assists, 70 points, 24 penalty minutes, +34 rating, 20:53 time on ice. The good: “You might argue that the best player, other than Kopitar, in the league is Crosby,” Darryl Sutter said in Pittsburgh on March 27. Other than a raised eyebrow or two, mild attention was paid to the comment at the time. By the end of the team’s playoff ...

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