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Kings' John Stevens is wholly behind split-squad idea
Kings' John Stevens is wholly behind split-squad idea

John Stevens, promoted to the position of associate head coach by the Kings over the summer, said he initially didn’t like the concept of playing split-squad games in training camp. But as the man in charge of the squad that will face a Coyotes split squad Monday night at Staples Center, Stevens changed his mind about the usefulness of these exercises. In addition to playing some recognizable faces such as Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Marian Gaborik on the top line and pairing Alec Martinez with Matt Greene, Stevens said he hopes to get a good look at some younger players in a game situation. Jake Muzzin was also scheduled to play at Staples Center, as were Kyle Clifford and Trevor...

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