ENCORE: Kings Asst Davis Payne on MayorsManor Live

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During the NHL lockout in late 2012, several of the Kings players and prospects joined us weekly on MayorsManor Live. Additionally, assistant coach Davis Payne, who had recently been brought in to replace Jamie Kompon, made a highly entertaining appearance on the show.
In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we now proudly present an encore […]

MayorsManor Live: Manchester Monarchs Playoff Preview

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With the LA Kings top minor league affiliate having wrapped up the best record in the AHL and set to begin their 2014-15 playoff run, we invited MayorsManor correspondent Andy Tonge to join us for an in-depth look at the Manchester Monarchs and their upcoming series vs. the Portland Pirates. Among the names […]

Rob Blake Clear on Monarchs’ Playoff Mission

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From the moment we first started posting stories about the Kings’ plans to move their top minor league affiliate from Manchester to the West Coast, Monarchs fans were – understandably – disappointed. However, it certainly can’t be argued the team is going away quietly.
After recently wrapping up the best record in the AHL, and […]

Reign Coach in a Better Mood After Team Ties Series 1-1

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You just never know what you’re going to get with minor league hockey. Sure, the game is basically the same. However, there can be just enough differences to make things exciting and confusing, often all at the same time. For example, on Friday night, Ontario Reign P.A. announcer Dave Joseph commented post-game that he couldn’t […]

Blake and Stothers Excited for Adrian Kempe’s U.S. Debut

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Even though the Manchester Monarchs have already wrapped up home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs, entering their final three games of the regular season this weekend, things are anything but calm around the team with the AHL’s be record.
Their 233 goals for are the second-most of any team in the Eastern Conference, and most by any […]

Blake on Trip to North Dakota, Waiting on LaDue’s Decision

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Now that it has been a full week since Paul LaDue and the University of North Dakota were defeated by Boston University at the Frozen Four, here is an update on where things stand with one of the Kings top defensive prospects…
Assistant GM Rob Blake – along with Nelson Emerson (Director of Player Development), Mike […]

MayorsManor: Thoughts on the 2015 NHL Awards Nominees

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Through the Professional Hockey Writers Association, I was honored to be part of the voting body responsible for most of the major NHL Awards a few years ago. However, once I started writing prospect profiles for the LAKings website, there was a conflict of interest, and I no longer have the opportunity to vote in any official […]

MayorsManor Live: 2014-15 LA Kings Post-Mortem, Every Question Answered

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We’re back! Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period magazine joins us to answer every L.A. Kings question you have about the team’s 2014-15 season, as well as what lies ahead in what will be an interesting summer. Topics include:
– Mike Richards, buy out or not? See the cap cost (penalty) by […]

Kyle Clifford – ‘This isn’t just a tight team, it’s a tight organization’

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Kings GM Dean Lombardi has already provided local media with his thoughts (and there were lots of them) regarding his club missing the playoffs. Same for Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar, who met with the media following exit interviews on Monday at Toyota Sports Center. Their thoughts are posted here – including what it might […]

MayorsManor Live: Playoff Podcast with The Kid

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It’s time to have a little fun. Perhaps we get too caught up at times with line combinations, why teams didn’t make the playoffs, and which players will sign with certain teams. Even with the regular season ending on Saturday and the Stanley Cup Playoffs set to begin shortly, there has been no […]