Bob Hartley Likes Swagger of His Calagary Flames Players

Comments from Flames coach Bob Hartley in advance of Game 1 in Anaheim vs. the Ducks…
On how the history of Calgary has in Anaheim and how it affects his outlook on the series:
“Well it’s all about the start. Both teams are well rested and we just have to be sure that we get all four […]

Boudreau Says Flames’ Quicker, More Dynamic Than Jets

Comments from Anaheim Ducks Bruce Boudreau in advance of their Game 1 matchup vs. the visiting Calgary Flames…
On what Calgary’s losing streak in Anaheim means to either team:
“I don’t think either team is think one iota about what’s happened in the past. I think both teams are looking forward to tonight, and they couldn’t care […]

Monarchs Coach Evaluates State of the Series Prior to Game 4

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 […]

Ontario Reign Coach Stops by to Preview Game 7

It doesn’t matter if you’re a fan, a player, a coach – or whatever – it simply doesn’t get any better than a Game 7 during the playoffs. Tonight, for only the second time in franchise history, the Ontario Reign will be tested in such a situation, when they take on the visiting Colorado Eagles in the […]

Rob Blake Clear on Monarchs’ Playoff Mission

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 […]

O’Neill, Stothers Discuss Awards, Development

It has been a banner year for the Manchester Monarchs, their last in the AHL. Having clinched the best record in the league, the team is gearing up for hopefully a deep playoff run.
Leading the way offensively for the team has been Brian O’Neill, who is in his third year as a professional after spending […]

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

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

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

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 […]

Lombardi on Loyalty and Hockey Not Being His First Love

There is still a tremendous amount of content to come following yesterday’s meeting with LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi. Two articles have already been published (see here). Now, here is the architect of the Kings’ two Stanley Cups talking more about the future…
On if he will continue to show such loyalty to players after the […]