May 2010 - Page 6 of 7 - LA Kings Insider
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Clifford to Monarchs?

It has become Monarchs Day, hasn't it? The Barrie Colts of the OHL announced today that Kyle Clifford has been assigned to the Monarchs for the rest of the playoffs. Clifford, a second-round pick of the Kings last year who signed an entry-level contract in September, had 28 goals and 29 assists in 5... Read More
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Holloway feature

Here's the feature I wrote today on Manchester's Bud Holloway, who has tied the AHL single-year record with six game-winning goals in the playoffs so far. Holloway also led the Monarchs with 47 points in the regular season... Holloway Lifting Game to New Heights... Read More
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Talking Monarchs hockey

This morning, I caught up with Manchester Monarchs coach Mark Morris, as part of a couple player features that will be published within the next week. Additionally, I asked Morris about the play of his team in general and, in particular, about the play of AHL goalie of the year Jonathan Bernier. The... Read More
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Player evaluation: Kopitar

ANZE KOPITAR This season: 82 games, 34 goals, 47 assists, 16 penalty minutes, 21:47 average ice time. The good: Kopitar finished with team- and career-highs in goals, assists and points and, for a six-week stretch early in the season, was among the NHL's top scorers (he finished 17th in points). ... Read More
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Player evaluation: Jones

RANDY JONES This season: 48 games, 5 goals, 16 assists, 28 penalty minutes, 18:10 average ice time. The good: Claimed off waivers early in the season, Jones, early on, looked as though he might allow the Kings to duplicate the surprising success they had last season, in plucking Kyle Quincey off ... Read More
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Monarchs win Game 5

Bud Holloway scored the only goal and Jonathan Bernier made 30 saves as the Manchester Monarchs beat the Worcester Sharks 1-0 in Game 5 of their second-round playoff series. The Monarchs now lead the series 3-2 and can win it Friday at Manchester. With his sixth game-winning goal (out of seven Monar... Read More
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Player evaluation: Johnson

A note, before we get to the evaluation. Today, Jack Johnson was named captain of the United States team for the IIHF World Championships, which open Friday in Germany. Kings defenseman Matt Greene is an alternate captain. More information on that can be found here. JACK JOHNSON This season: 80... Read More
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Player evaluation: Ivanans

RAITIS IVANANS This season: 61 games, 0 goals, 0 assists, 136 penalty minutes, 4:54 average ice time. The good: There are zero secrets in Ivanans' game. When he is on the ice, he's there simply to be a physical deterrent to the other team. The Kings asked Ivanans to drop some weight last summer, ... Read More
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Player evaluation: Harrold

PETER HARROLD This season: 39 games, 1 goal, 2 assists, 8 penalty minutes, 9:15 average ice time. The good: Harrold's biggest strengths are his versatility and his attitude. Several times in the past two seasons, he has transitioned from defense (his natural position) to wing, and back, and also ... Read More
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Player evaluation: Handzus

MICHAL HANDZUS This season: 81 games, 20 goals, 22 assists, 38 penalty minutes, 18:18 average ice time. The good: It's no major stretch to say that Handzus was the Kings' best all-around player this season. He reached the 2o-goal plateau for the first time as a King and was an important front-of-... Read More
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Player evaluation: Halpern

JEFF HALPERN This season: 16 games (with Kings), 0 goals, 2 assists, 12 penalty minutes, 10:41 average ice time. The good: Acquired at the trade deadline from Tampa Bay, Halpern filled the fourth-line center role and allowed the Kings to be more flexible with Brad Richardson near the end of his i... Read More
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Player evaluation: Greene

MATT GREENE This season: 75 games, 2 goals, 7 assists, 83 penalty minutes, 17:29 average ice time. The good: In many ways, Greene has inherited that ``warrior'' role that Mattias Norstrom held during his time with the Kings. Greene is a tough, selfless teammate who is completely unafraid to block... Read More
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Player evaluation: Frolov

ALEXANDER FROLOV This season: 81 games, 19 goals, 32 assists, 26 penalty minutes, 18:26 average ice time. The good: Very little changes in Frolov's evaluation from year to year. When he's good, he's very good. Frolov's puck-control skills are on par with the NHL's best, and his immense two-way sk... Read More