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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. ... Full Story
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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... Full Story
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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 ... Full Story
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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 ... Full Story