At the NHL Draft Table with Mark Yannetti, Kings Director of Scouting

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Coming out of last weekend’s NHL Draft and heading into next week’s Development Camp, we’re turning up the focus on our prospect coverage. For the Kings’ 2015 Draft class, the work is just about to begin, as they will get their first taste of what will be needed to hopefully reach the NHL someday. Behind-the-scenes, […]

Lombardi on Lucic Trade – ‘We gave up quite a bit; right fit though’

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We will have a lot more content up soon from this afternoon’s conference call with newly acquirred Kings forward Milan Lucic and GM Dean Lombardi. To get started, here is the first part of the call with Lombardi…
On how long he was looking at this trade and/or working on it:
“I enquired about him at the […]

TRADE REVISITED: Mike Richards for Simmonds and Schenn

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The following article was originally posted on MayorsManor in October 2011. Since then, the Kings have won two Stanley Cups. In honor of the four year anniversary of the Mike Richards trade, we take a look back once again…
In the 40-plus year history of the Los Angeles Kings franchise, there have been some pretty big […]

Monarchs Win Calder Cup Final Game 4, Coach Stothers Quotes

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With a 6-3 victory in Game 4 of the Calder Cup Finals, the Manchester Monarchs find themselves one win away from the Calder Cup.  After the game Coach Mike Stothers met with the media.
On the performance he got in Game 4 after a loss in Game 3:
“You know what, our guys have been pretty resilient […]

Ahead Of Game 4, Monarchs’ Assistant Chris Hajt Talks Defense

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While there has been plenty of talk, and praise, for the work Mike Stothers has done in his first year behind the Monarchs’ bench, plenty of credit should also be directed to his assistant Chris Hajt. The 36 year old came over after spending the past five years in the same role with the Guelph […]

Monarchs Coach Stothers Not Happy After CCF Game 3 Loss

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The Monarchs were behind and all night in Game 3 losing to Utica by a score of 3-2.  Adrian Kempe had two goals for the Monarchs and goaltender J.F. Berube was injured in the first period and did not return.  After the game, Head Coach Mike Stothers shared the following thoughts…
On if the crowd and […]

Which Rookie Defenseman Will Make Kings Roster, Forbort or Miller?

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Recently, Mark Yannetti, Kings Director of Scouting, joined the MayorsManor Live podcast for a Calder Cup preview. If you haven’t listened to it yet, we highly encourage you to, as he spoke rather candidly about the development of four of the team’s top-10 ranked prospects. He also mentioned there being up to five spots available […]

Yannetti on Weal and ‘that antiquated, dinosaur way of thinking in the NHL’

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Mark Yannetti, Director of Scouting for the LA Kings, knows all too well the trials and tribulations organizations go through in finding, developing, and hopefully acclimating young players into professional hockey careers. He’s been one of GM Dean Lombardi’s key lieutenants since the current regime took over in 2006 and has been an influential figure […]

CCF Game 2: Coach Mike Stothers Press Conference Quotes

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The Manchester Monarchs took Game 2 of the Calder Cup Finals by a score of 2-1, thanks to Nic Dowd’s overtime winner. After the game, head coach Mike Stothers spoke to the media…
On the game two victory:
“I’m glad we’re up to. Again, it is a game that is decided in overtime. It isn’t going to […]

CCF Game 1: Postgame Comments from Monarchs Coach Stothers

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An overtime goal from Michael Mersch keeps the Manchester Monarchs streak alive; they remain undefeated in the 2015 post-season when scoring first. Overall, they are 12-0 when getting on the scoreboard ahead of their opponents, including a perfect 8-0 mark at home. The Monarchs have also won Game 1 in every playoff series this year. […]