Even without suiting up for a single NHL game, one could argue that last season was a career best for Manchester Monarchs defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk. In his sixth professional season, the former Bruins draft pick put up 32 points, 12 more than his previous best of 20. On top of that, his +43 rating left [...]
Getting a call-up to the NHL is the moment most professional players dream of. It marks their first time to show the world their skills and gives them an opportunity to show they belong.
What often isn’t seen are the opportunities that call-ups can lead to for players still stuck in the minors. Entering last season, [...]
Fresh on the heels of new contracts for a pair of key prospects yesterday, defenseman Brayden McNabb and forward Andy Andreoff (full details here), the Kings have now inked goaltender J.F. Berube to a two-year deal.
It’s a nice birthday present for the native of Repentigny, Quebec, who just celebrated his 23rd birthday a few days [...]
How to properly select players at the NHL Draft can easily become an endless debate. Should a team draft by position? Draft the best available player? Is size important? Dozens of other questions can enter the discussion, many without clear answers. At least one thing is clear though, evaluating a team’s success or failure at [...]
With the 2014 NHL Draft done and wrapped up, Rob Blake and Mark Yannetti spoke directly with MayorsManor about trading Linden Vey and the two prospects LA drafted in the second round. Check out their comments below…
Blake, on trading Vey to move up in the second round rather than trading picks:
“Well, I think if you [...]
With the 29th overall pick, the Los Angeles Kings selected forward Adrian Kempe from MODO of the Swedish Hockey League. Here’s what he had to say at the draft in Philadelphia…
On being drafted by the Kings:
Yeah. It’s exciting to be here and be [drafted] by LA. I saw some games in the playoffs this year. [...]
Just before the NHL Draft kicked off in Philadelphia today, MayorsManor had a chance to chat with Mark Yannetti, one of the key people in Dean Lombardi’s inner-circle and somebody who has been instrumental in all the success Los Angeles has had in selecting players since 2006. Here is what he had to share on [...]
With the conclusion of the 2014 NHL playoffs, and a second Stanley Cup in three years, the LA Kings enter today’s NHL Draft with momentum on their side. This two-day event is a way for General Managers to build their team – similar to how the Kings added Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, Jonathan Quick, and [...]
Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, Patrick Sharp, and Duncan Keith spoke to the media before Game 6 in Los Angeles…
Q. Duncan, you guys talked going into Game 5 about the pressure being on them to close this out. Still feel that way?
KEITH: There’s pressure on both ways. I think it’s just a matter of the [...]
Prior to Game 4 of the 2014 Western Conference Final in Los Angeles, Chicago Blackhaws center Jonathan Toews and coach Joel Quenneville had this to say…
Q. Jonathan, how do you look at it, the fact you’ve made it this far without some of your top guns not scoring many goals?
TOEWS: Well, I think that’s always [...]