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Kings' development camp is all about fundamentals

Kings' development camp is all about fundamentals

The Kings take an interesting approach with their summer development camp, using the week to introduce their prospects to the club's hockey philosophy and reinforce basics rather than to stage formal scrimmages in which someone keeps score. In other words, they use it for actual development and not to push anyone faster than his talent, age or language skills might warrant. It's a deliberate choice that has served them well and has produced many of the core players on their current roster. "One thing about this camp is it's not an evaluation camp. We're here to teach, and that's what's so fun about it," Nelson Emerson, the Kings' director of...

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