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 […]

Adrian Kempe on Scoring, Teammates, and Round 2

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For the first – and last – time in franchise history, the Manchester Monarchs are set to take on the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins in the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs. With the Kings’ top minor league affiliate relocating to Southern California next season, the two clubs will be in separate conferences come October. For now, though, […]

Game 2 Quotes: Ontario Reign Beat The Grizzles, Take 2-0 Series Lead

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Matt White’s hat trick lead the Ontario Reign attack in a 6-2 victory over the Utah Grizzles on Monday night, afterwards Head Coach Jason Christie shared the following…
On being all smiles after being up 2-0:
“No, it was a tough game to play there. It was chippy and it’s tough because it’s the east coast hockey […]

Monarchs Coach Evaluates State of the Series Prior to Game 4

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With two decisive wins in their opening games of a best-of-five first round series with Portland, the Manchester Monarchs were likely thinking a sweep was possible. Their 5-2 victory in Game 1 was bettered when they downed the Pirates 6-2 in Game 2. However, when they left the comforts of home and traveled to Portland […]