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Player evaluation: Martinez

ALEC MARTINEZ This season: 27 games played, 1 goal, 4 assists, 5 points, 10 penalty minutes, minus-2 rating The good: Including playoff games, the Kings were 20-11-3 with Martinez in the lineup. Their 6-1 playoff record wasn’t a fluke, as he appeared to give the team a boost in puck advancing an... Read More
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Talking defense with Dean Lombardi

Defense has been a topic of discussion early in the Los Angeles Kings’ season due to the absence of veteran stay-at-home types in Willie Mitchell and Matt Greene and a week-to-week injury to Alec Martinez, who had seen his minutes increase from a season ago. Though Slava Voynov’s emergence as among ... Read More
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Young defensemen show composure

On paper, it wasn't the most obvious of moves. When defenseman Matt Greene returned to the lineup, the Kings chose to pair their two least-experience defensemen, Alec Martinez and Davis Drewiske, together. Drewiske, 26, has 90 games of NHL experience while Martinez, 23, has 19 games. So far, though,... Read More
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Greene, Mitchell updates

As posted earlier, the Kings are hopeful that Matt Greene will be cleared today to play, and that Greene will be able to return to the lineup for Sunday's game against Anaheim. ``He's going to do his baseline testing here today, this afternoon, so he will be ready to go, post-holidays,'' Terry Murra... Read More
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What to do on defense?

As discussed earlier, Willie Mitchell's return to the Kings' lineup is likely only a matter of days away, at which point -- barring another injury between now and then -- the Kings will be faced with a lineup choice. Which defenseman will Mitchell replace? The most obvious answer is either Alec Mart... Read More
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Harrold holding down a spot

For a third consecutive game, the Kings will go with a defensive pairing of Jack Johnson and Peter Harrold. Terry Murray is managing Harrold's minutes carefully -- Harrold has played fewer than 10 minutes in each of the last two games -- and that pairing is unlikely to survive when Willie Mitchell r... Read More