Kings prospect Nic Dowd on Mersch, Zykov, and the Ontario Reign

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LA Kings prospect Nic Dowd, who is expected to be listed in the next installment of our 2015-16 Early Season Rankings (hint, hint), recently caught up with MayorsManor, where the Alabama native and former college hockey player talked about assuming one of the key roles at center for the Ontario Reign this season, how to […]

Kings prospect Kevin Gravel on Forbort, Cernak, and Reign Offense

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LA Kings prospect Kevin Gravel, who is expected to be listed in the next installment of our 2015-16 Early Season Rankings (hint, hint), recently caught up with MayorsManor, where the 6-foot-5 defenseman talked about taking on a bigger offensive role, fellow blueliner Derek Forbort, and another prospect who has certainly spent some time in the […]

FREE REPLAY: The Mayor on TSN Radio talking Lucic, Toffoli, Doughty

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Here is a free replay of the “The Mayor” John Hoven previewing tonight’s Kings – Oilers game on TSN Radio in Edmonton. Among the many players discussed during the spot were Milan Lucic, Drew Doughty, Tyler Toffoli, Brayden McNabb, and Jonathan Quick.
Give it a listen using the player below or download any of […]

Rob Blake Interview Part 2 – on Zykov, Dowd, and Bissonnette

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Continued from Part 1
On having veterans like Paul Bissonnette and Ray Emery on the Reign team:
“They won last year with those guys helping out.  You know the young guys coming out of college, coming out of junior they need help understanding that.  When you can have guys that have played in the pro and I […]

Rob Blake Interview Part 1 – on Mersch, AHL in Ontario

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After the Ontario Reign’s 3-0 win over the San Jose Barracuda, Reign General Manger Rob Blake met with the media postgame.
On Michael Mersch playing in Ontario Compared to LA:
“I thought he had a tremendous training camp also in that aspect.  He does a lot of things that are hard to find in the league, puck […]

Adrian Kempe Talks Zykov, SoCal, and Speed

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Following Friday night’s Ontario Reign home opener, Kings top prospect Adrian Kempe spoke one-on-one with MayorsManor about a variety of topics – including moving to SoCal, one of his new AHL teammates, and how he’s still working to improve his own game. Take a look…
On his speed:
“That’s one of my biggest strengths and I try […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on TSN Radio – Talking Kings Slump, Call-ups, and Top Prospects

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio in Winnipeg with Rick Ralph, where they discussed the Kings slow start to the 2015-16 NHL season, which players may get called up from the AHL soon, as well as some of the organization’s top prospects.
You can give today’s segment a listen […]

Reign Earn Opening Night Shutout – Notes and Bissonnette Interview

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Saturday night in Bakersfield, years of planning finally came to fruition – the AHL was playing regular season games in California. The Kings top minor league affiliate, now the Ontario Reign, was set to begin defense of their 2014-15 Calder Cup Championship. Using a roster largely comprised of the same group who played in Manchester […]

AHL: Gulls Finally Ready to Take Flight in San Diego

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After two wins in their pre-season debut, the Anaheim Ducks new AHL team has arrived home in San Diego to prepare for Saturday night’s season opener, which will kick off their inaugural season.
In advance of the game, several players and coaches were made available to the media this week. Asked about finally making […]

FREE REPLAY: Friedman, Melrose, and Hoven on NHL Radio

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With the NHL regular season only days away, Jonathan Davis hosted this week’s edition of the 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network radio, where he was joined by Elliotte Friedman in the first segment, Barry Melrose for segment two, followed by John Hoven of MayorsManor in the third and final segment. Collectively, they talked extensively […]