July 2012 - Page 4 of 6 - LA Kings Insider
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Report: Bernier expects trade

Jonathan Bernier, celebrating his day with the Stanley Cup today in Quebec, reportedly told a local French-language television station, ``I expect to be traded before training camp starts,'' given that Jonathan Quick has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Kings (link here). Bernier is c... Read More
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Player evaluation: Gagne

SIMON GAGNE This season: 34 games, 7 goals, 10 assists, minus-1 rating. The good: Gagne started the season essentially as promised. After the Kings were unable to land Brad Richards in free agency, they turned quickly to Gagne, a four-time 30-goal scorer and two-time 40-goal scorer who had previ... Read More
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Quebec gets the Cup

After a couple days in Massachusetts, the Stanley Cup has reached Quebec, to be enjoyed by Jonathan Bernier and Simon Gagne. A couple public events have been announced for those who might be in the area. Bernier will host the Cup today from 1:30-3 p.m. Eastern time at the Yvon Chartrand Arena in Lav... Read More
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Player evaluation: Fraser

COLIN FRASER This season: 67 games, 2 goals, 6 assists, minus-2 rating. The good: Expectations were low at the start of the season for Fraser, who was essentially a get-it-done throw-in as part of the trade that sent Ryan Smyth to Edmonton. Terry Murray offered an un-enthusiastic ``I’ll pass tha... Read More
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Player evaluation: Drewiske

DAVIS DREWISKE This season: 9 games, 2 goals, 0 assists, even rating. The good: Every player wants to play every game, but Davis Drewiske accepted his role at the start of the season and remained an outstanding teammate. At the start of the season, it seemed doubtful that Drewiske would see much... Read More
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Andreoff talks development camp

It’s rarely productive to look at a 21-year-old prospect and attempt to predict how his future might turn out. At that age, particularly for a player with no NHL experience, it’s all about potential. Player A and Player B might have near-identical backgrounds and skill sets, but one could develop in... Read More
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Pearson talks development camp

It’s been a whirlwind three-week period for Tanner Pearson. On June 22, he was drafted in the first round by the Stanley Cup champion Kings, and two weeks later he flew to Los Angeles for his first NHL development camp. Pearson, it seems, has fully recovered from the broken leg that he suffered late... Read More
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Kings up for `ESPY’ awards

The annual ``ESPY Awards,'' ESPN's recognition of the top athletes, teams and moments of the year, will take place tomorrow night at the Nokia Theatre, across the street from Staples Center. Dustin Brown, Matt Greene and Dustin Penner are scheduled to attend, and there's still time to vote for the n... Read More
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Toffoli talks development camp

Words mean things, and when the Kings call their summer get-together a ``development camp,’’ that’s exactly what they mean. It’s not merely a prospects camp or a rookie camp. The emphasis is on individual development, rather than competition or putting on a show for fans. The hours are long for the ... Read More
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Brandon gets the Cup

The Stanley Cup is apparently heading East for a few days, and right now the next scheduled public appearance is one week from today, July 16, in Brandon, Manitoba. Two former members of the Brandon Wheat Kings junior program, assistant general manager Ron Hextall and head equipment manager Darren G... Read More
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Player evaluation: Doughty

DREW DOUGHTY This season: 77 games, 10 goals, 26 assists, minus-2 rating. The good: When Darryl Sutter came on board, Doughty became a different player. Perhaps it’s a coincidence, but that’s doubtful. Doughty, more than anyone, seemed a bit on edge when Sutter arrived, almost as though he knew ... Read More