If history has taught us anything about hockey, it is that a hot goalie can steal games for his team. For decades, games have single-handedly been won and lost on the backs of netminders. On Saturday, the Manchester Monarchs ran into a goaltender at the top of his game, yet still found a way to […]
Life as a professional hockey player isn’t always easy. Every day is a struggle – whether it is for ice time, or even simply to keep your job. Few know this better than Paul Bissonnette.
After several seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes, the tough forward was not signed to another contract and left free to explore […]
There are many perks to winning a major sports championship. Parades through the city, diamond-filled rings, and raising banners are commonplace for teams who win it all in their respective sports. Mike Richards experienced all of those as a member of the LA Kings after winning two Stanley Cups in three seasons.
Earlier this week, he […]
Throughout his hockey career, there has been one constant in Mike Richards’ career – winning. At every level, Richards has won championships and been a part of winning teams. After two Stanley Cup victories with the Kings, Richards was waived and assigned to the Manchester Monarchs. It was only fitting that his debut with the […]
After watching his team win its second Stanley Cup in three seasons, Kings GM Dean Lombardi had a debate on his hands – what should he do with Mike Richards? Last off-season was the final chance NHL clubs were given to use an amnesty buyout, where by those dollars would not take up future salary […]
At Sunday’s AHL Board of Governors meeting in upstate New York, a vote was taken to finalize the plan to create an AHL West division (a concept first reported on by MayorsManor last spring). All parties were bound to silence regarding the closed door discussion by league president Dave Andrews. However, we have learned that relocation […]
When playing your third game in three days, a good start is crucial. If you find yourself trailing late in the game, heavy legs and lack of energy may inhibit a comeback. After games on Friday and Saturday, the Manchester Monarchs got off to a rocky start on Sunday, including a parade to the penalty […]
During any given hockey season, injuries are inevitable. Unfortunately for AHL teams, they must not only deal with injuries to their own players, but with the loss of players called up when their NHL affiliate sees players get hurt. The Manchester Monarchs know this all too well, as they took the ice Saturday with a […]