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 […]

AHL: San Diego Gulls Hire Eakins as Coach; Has ‘Fire Burning to Get Back’

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The San Diego Gulls announced Friday that Dallas Eakins will be the team’s head coach for the inaugural 2015-2016 season.
Eakins, 48, last coached the Edmonton Oilers to the beginning of the 2014-2015 season but was fired last December after a string of losses. Prior to that Eakins was a member of the Maple Leafs organization […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on ESPN Radio Previewing NHL Draft

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on ESPN Radio with host Sebastian Norén, where they discussed this weekend’s NHL Draft, what the Los Angeles Kings might do with their No. 13 pick in the first round, and several roster moves other teams might be considering. Then, after a brief commercial break, Hoven […]

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 […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings pursuit of Reilly, Forbort, Jones

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about a myriad of topics, including: the LA Kings pursuit of free agent defenseman Mike Reilly, Andrej Sekera, Martin Jones new contract, goaltending prospect, J.F. Berube, Anze Kopitar’s contract extension, Columbus […]

Hard Work Pays Off; Kings Defensive Prospect Gets New Contract

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Even in today’s world of instant gratification, there is still something to be said for good ol’ fashioned hard work, dedication, and patience.
Last June, just prior to us breaking the news of defenseman Kevin Gravel, originally selected by the Kings in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Draft, signing an AHL-only deal with Manchester, […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio – Weal, Mersch, Kings Draft Plans

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John Hoven of MayorsManor, Chicago sports columnist Barry Rozner, and Steve Simmons on the Toronto Sun joined Jonathan Davis for this week’s edition of the 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network radio. Among the topics discussed were the Calder Cup Final, which players from the Manchester Monarchs could make the Kings roster next season, Jordan […]

Nic Dowd After Monarchs Game 4 Victory, One Step Closer to Calder Cup Championship

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The Manchester Monarchs are one win away from the Calder Cup Championship after an impressive 6-3 victory in Game 4 in Utica.  Nic Dowd, one of the LA Kings top-10 rated prospects, had a two goal game for the Monarchs and after the game he spoke with MayorsManor correspondent Andy Tonge…
On the overall game for […]

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 […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: LA Kings, Richards, Toffoli, Conn Smythe

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about a myriad of topics, including: the LA Kings possibly trading Mike Richards [detailed in writing here], an offer sheet for Tyler Toffoli, the Chicago Blackhawks becoming America’s Team, which Tampa […]