Jack Johnson

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Johnson postgame quotes

Jack Johnson's postgame thoughts… (on the timetable of agreeing to his contract extension…) JOHNSON: ``I think the end of October. We would meet periodically. It was actually kind of fun. It wasn't any kind of burden at all. It was just going out and playing hockey every night, and trying to pla... Read More
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Extension for Johnson?

ESPN's Pierre LeBrun is reporting that the Kings are on the verge of a multi-year contract extension with Jack Johnson. When I get some details on this, I'll definitely share them, but Pierre is definitely a guy to trust, and he says it's six or seven years, in the range of $4-4.5 million per year. ... Read More
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Johnson’s play is a big `plus’

Terry Murray had strong praise on Tuesday for all of the efforts of his defensemen in Monday's victory over San Jose, but when asked about Jack Johnson, Murray had particularly kind words. Johnson had one assist, a plus-3 rating and was credited with a team-high five blocked shots as he played 25 mi... Read More
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Johnson postgame quotes

Jack Johnson's postgame thoughts… (on his goal, in his home state…) JOHNSON: ``It was great. Obviously it means a lot. I've got a lot of friends and family, and my former coach in the stands, so it was great to be able to score in front of them and to get the fifth one here.'' (on preserving ... Read More
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Johnson, on the blocks

Following up on yesterday's shot-blocking feature, I got a chance to catch up with Jack Johnson, who leads the Kings with 54 blocked shots this season. That's a steep rise from last season, when Johnson had 86 blocked shots in 80 games, but Johnson said the rise isn't necessarily by design… JOHNS... Read More
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Positive reinforcement for Johnson

When a coach talks to a player on the ice, during practice, it can mean one of two things. It's either a scolding or encouragement, and in the case of Terry Murray and Jack Johnson today, it was the latter. For a third consecutive day, the Kings spent significant practice time working on special tea... Read More
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Johnson's big minutes

Jack Johnson leads the Kings in ice time, at an average of 22 minutes, 37 seconds, which puts him eight seconds per game ahead of last season’s leader, Drew Doughty. That’s essentially a tie, but in Johnson’s case, it’s noteworthy, because his play seems to have taken a big step forward this season ... Read More
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Lombardi talks about Detroit loss

I caught up with Dean Lombardi at practice today, to get his thoughts on what happened to the Kings last night in Detroit... Question: Was there a lack of killer instinct last night? It seemed like, going into the second period, you could have put them away, but it went completely the other way...... Read More
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Defensive switch

It happened a bit last night, and Terry Murray confirmed today that he has decided to switch the defensive pairs to Drewiske-Doughty, Johnson-Scuderi, O'Donnell-Greene. Murray said he was motivated mostly by the play of Drewiske, who has a plus-5 rating in the first seven games. MURRAY: ``We like ... Read More