Kings – Pacific Division Pretender Or Contender?

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There’s an old adage in hockey that says you can’t win a division in the first month of the season, but you sure can lose it. Through the first 15 games of the 2016-17 season, the LA Kings may not be eliminated from Pacific Division contention, but the road to the title is going to be […]

Reign Retain Perfect Record Against Rival Stars

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The Ontario Reign opened their home schedule Friday night with a game against the division rival Texas Stars. Despite Texas finishing just two points behind Ontario in the standings last year, the Reign went undefeated against the Stars. Tonight was no different, as a three-point effort by Captain Vincent LoVerde led the Reign to an […]

UPDATED: Potential Blueline Help for LA Kings via Trade

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Building on Thursday’s Draft Preview article, where John Hoven detailed the Kings plans heading into the weekend, let’s now dig a little deeper into the team’s potential search for a young defenseman with NHL experience. While some onlookers will be quick to point out that Los Angeles already has Derek Forbort and Kevin Gravel in […]

Dowd, Gravel Dish On Their First NHL Experience

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It’s almost inevitable at this point that Los Angeles Kings prospects Kevin Gravel and Nic Dowd will be tied to one another throughout their careers. Both entered St. Cloud State University at the same time, where they lived together throughout their collegiate playing days, both served as the Huskies co-captains their senior season, the duo […]

Too Little Too Late For Kings, Who Drop Game 4 In San Jose

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After dropping both games on home ice to start the series, the LA Kings squeaked out a 2-1 victory in overtime of Game 3 against the San Jose Sharks. The Kings leaned on a stellar penalty kill and goaltending out of Jonathan Quick, before Tanner Pearson netted the eventual winner in extra time.
Wednesday night saw […]

Pearson Pots OT Winner, Brings Kings Back Into Series

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Game 3 in San Jose was a pivotal affair between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings. A win in front of their hometown crowd would give the Sharks a stranglehold on the series, going up three games to none. However, a victory for the Kings would breathe fresh life into a team […]

Catching Up With Kings Top Prospect Valentin Zykov

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After three years in the QMJHL, Valentin Zykov’s junior career has likely come to an end. His team was recently eliminated from the playoffs, meaning he was free to be assigned to an LA Kings affiliate. Though he officially has not joined the Manchester Monarchs, the Russian forward is in Manchester and has been practicing […]

Gravel Impressing During AHL Rookie Season

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For a defensive-defenseman, being compared to two-time Stanley Cup winner Rob Scuderi is high praise. Yet, during his first three years at St. Cloud State University, Michigan-native Kevin Gravel did just that and looked destined for a future spot on the Los Angeles Kings blueline.
Then, Gravel was left with a decision – sign a professional contract […]

Ahead Of Deadline, Richards Talks Trade Possibility

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It’s that time of year again – the NHL’s trade deadline is upon us. With the deadline set for noon Pacific on March 2, there is less than 24 hours until team’s have to finalize roster moves for their playoff pushes. While a plethora of players have swapped jerseys in the last week, one player […]

Former Coach on Sekera – “One of my favorite players ever”

In 21 years of coaching hockey at the professional and major junior level, Manchester Monarchs coach Mike Stothers has seen hundreds upon hundreds of players take the ice for his various squads. From Mark Recchi and Bobby Ryan to Gino Odjick and PJ Stock, Stothers has worked with a wide variety of player-types.
On Wednesday, the […]