ECF Game 1: Michael Mersch Postgame Quotes

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In Thursday night’s AHL Eastern Conference Final opener, the host Manchester Monarchs picked up a 3-2 victory on the strength of a pair of goals from rookie Michael Mersch. Following the Kings top minor league affiliate taking a 1-0 series lead, here is what the 2011 draft pick had to share…
On if he enjoyed […]

Paul LaDue Explains Passing on Kings, Returning to School‏

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One is staying, one is leaving. That’s the big news around North Dakota over the past few days. Following on the heels of MayorsManor breaking the story that defenseman Paul LaDue would be returning to school for his junior season, word came down Monday morning that head coach Dave Hakstol was leaving the university to […]

Jordan Weal – ‘I am not on a personal vendetta’

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As the Los Angeles Kings’ top minor league affiliate prepares to play in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final later this week, Jordan Weal is looking to become anything but the next Bud Holloway.
Viewed by many as somebody who squandered his opportunity to make the NHL, Holloway was originally selected by the Kings in the third […]

WCF Game 1: Ducks and Blackhawks talk Anaheim’s 4-1 Win

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An early goal from Hampus Lindholm gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead in the first period and they went on to earn a 4-1 victory over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final. Anaheim defensemen continue to lead all other blueline groups in the NHL’s post-season, having now recorded 32 […]

Jordan Weal Dishes on His Monarchs Teammates

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Any good centerman knows how to serve it up to his linemates, but in part one of our latest interview with Jordan Weal he dishes on – rather than to – a few of his teammates.
The Kings third round draft pick in 2010, Weal knows all about being a mega-points producer, having averaged 105-points-per season […]

MayorsManor Live: The Kid Returns with More Predictions

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Just prior to the start of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, we had my 9-year-old son on the show, as he wanted to share his first round predictions. The response was overwhelmingly positive, so we invited him back this week to help preview the Western and Eastern Conference Finals. There were no […]

LA Kings Say Goodbye to Pair of Prospects; One on Hold

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While it didn’t bring nearly the level of hype as LeBron James’ decision from a few years ago, the wait is finally over – MayorsManor has learned that highly touted defensive prospect Paul LaDue will return to the University of North Dakota for his junior season, rather than turn pro and sign a contract with […]

10 Questions with Jamie McBain: His Past, Present, and Future

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Perhaps lost in the all the hoopla surrounding the Kings defense this year – which included the loss of Willie Mitchell, Slava Voynov’s legal issues, the emergence of Brayden McNabb, retirement of Robyn Regehr, and trade for Andrej Sekera – was an under-the-radar performance by Jamie McBain.
Originally selected in the second round of the 2006 […]

AHL: Notes and Highlights from Monarchs Game 3 Loss to Penguins

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How important is the first goal of the game? Well, for the Monarchs, they’re now 0-3 in the playoffs when the opposition gets on the board first. What about home ice advantage? Ditto, as Manchester has now lost all three games played away from their home barn.
Saturday night at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Bryan Rust notched the first […]

FBF: From Tombstones to Milestones with Jordan Weal

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Jordan Weal currently leads the AHL post-season scoring race with 12 points (7 goals, 5 assists) and in a rather not-so-quiet way continues to push for a possible spot on the LA Kings roster next season. Once believed not to be an idea with a high likelihood, his stellar play is starting to change opinions for […]