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Kings keep their core players, but there are issues too

Kings keep their core players, but there are issues too

The core is intact. After a year to forget — better yet, the Kings' annus horribilis, the horrible year — it's noteworthy that the core pieces remain unscathed. Goalie Jonathan Quick, a former Jennings Trophy winner — for his service with the team with fewest goals allowed — won't be coming off wrist surgery, as he did last summer. Defenseman Drew Doughty is still in his prime and finished second in Norris Trophy (top defenseman) voting in June, his highest career finish. Center Anze Kopitar is in the early stages of negotiations for what will probably be a lengthy contract extension. "Up front we are set with the addition of Lucic,"...

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