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 […]

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, […]

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 Drop Calder Cup Finals Game 3, Patrik Bartosak Quotes

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Los Angeles Kings goaltending prospect Patrik Bartosak was thrust into action on Wednesday night, his first appearance of the postseason, when starter J.F. Berube went down with an injury in the first period. Following Manchester’s 3-2 loss to the host Utica Comets in Game 3, Bartosak had this to say…
On the overall game:
“I don’t know, we […]

Monarchs Drop CCF Game 3, Andrew Bodnarchuk Comments

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The Manchester Monarchs lost Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals by a score of 3-2 to the Utica Comets.  After the game, Andrew Bodnarchuk caught up with Mayor’s Manor.
On the Game 3 loss:
“Tough loss, it is always tough losing. But I thought we got our feet under us in the first ten minutes or […]

CCF Game 2: Winning Goalie JF Berube Talks About The Game, Series

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Manchester Monarchs’ starting goalie JF Berube has had his ups and his downs throughout the playoffs. In Game 2, the goalie stopped 24 shots, only allowing 1 to beat him, as he helped guide his team to victory. After the game, the netminder spoke to MayorsManor exclusively…
On picking up the win:
“I think it’s big. We […]

CCF Game 2: Overtime Hero Nic Dowd Post Game

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After winning Game 1 of the Calder Cup Finals in overtime, the Manchester Monarchs must have felt a bit of deja vu, as for the second night in a row, they needed an extra period to beat the Utica Comets in Game 2. The overtime winner came off of the stick of rookie forward Nic […]

Michael Mersch Pots Overtime Goal, Talks Monarchs Game 1 Victory

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LA Kings prospect Michael Mersch remains the leading rookie point producer in the 2015 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs, and added to his incredible postseason run by scoring a pair of goals in Manchester’s 3-2 OT victory on Saturday, including the game winner. His first of the night came early in the third period (2:23), on […]

CCF Game 1: JF Berube Comments after Monarchs 3-2 OT Win

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LA Kings goaltnending prospect JF Berube made 15 saves on 17 shots, backstopping the Manchester Monarchs to a 3-2 OT win in Game 1 of the 2015 AHL Calder Cup Final. Following the team’s win over the visiting Utica Comets, the French Canadian netminder shared the following…
On picking up the victory in Game 1:
“Yeah its […]

CCF Game 1: Kevin Gravel after Monarchs 3-2 OT Win

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LA Kings defensive prospect Kevin Gravel shared the following after the Manchester Monarchs opened the 2015 Calder Cup Final with a 3-2 OT victory over the visiting Utica Comets…
On playing with five defensemen after Jeff Schultz was injured in the first period:
“Schultzy is a big loss when he goes down there early in the game. […]