When the Manchester Monarchs stepped onto the ice on Friday night, there was plenty of change from the team fans watched win the Eastern Conference last season. Gone were coach Mark Morris, captain Andrew Campbell, and the jerseys they had worn for the past several seasons. While the team may look much different, their on-ice [...]
As sometimes happens when you sit down with Kevin Westgarth, the conversation can drift. His insightful answers to questions on topic A can quickly lead to you asking about topics B, C and D. Such was the case recently when we began talking about something as simple as taping his wrists.
“I do a [...]
The 2012 edition of the AHL All-Star game concluded tonight, with the Western squad defeating the guys from the East 8-7 in a shootout. Kings prospects Jeff Zatkoff and Thomas Hickey represented the Manchester Monarchs on the East team.
Zatkoff played the second period in net, facing 20 shots and surrendering there goals.
Hickey, who leads the [...]
It’s only been a few weeks since the Kings coaching change, but some of Darryl Sutter‘s answers have been real gems. They’re often short and seem to write their own headlines.
For example, I recently asked Sutter if he had any comment about the hoopla surrounding rookie Andrei Loktionov playing at center or wing earlier this [...]
Just when you think you know the answer to the Kings goaltending depth, leave it to Jeff Zatkoff to change the question.
Originally selected by the team in the third round of the 2006 NHL Draft, it was starting to seem like he was slipping a bit in the organization’s overall rankings. Obviously, Jonathan’s Quick and [...]
Jeff Zatkoff has reemerged as the top goalie in Manchester.
For those unfamiliar with the goaltending situation with the Kings top farm team, the Manchester Monarchs (AHL), here’s a quick, watered down version…
Jonathan Bernier was the starting goalie there two years ago. Zatkoff was his understudy and was expected to be the number one guy [...]
Before all the Loktionov lovers lose their mind, relax.
If you’ve heard any of my recent radio/podcast interviews, the kid has talent. He’s still young, he’ll be fine. The Kings thought the cake might be done, they pulled it out of the oven, had a bite and it’s not fully cooked yet. [...]
Kyle Clifford is still 20 years old.
That’s an important point to remember. Yet, sometimes, a hard fact to keep in mind. People have been calling him things like ‘a kid trapped in a man’s body’ for the last few years. While true, some were expecting more from The Colonel coming into the [...]
Mike Weaver was originally signed as a free agent by Los Angeles in July 2004 and he spent the following year in Manchester (AHL), while the NHL went through a season-long lockout.
That team won 51 games, was led by brand new Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau and featured such names as Dustin Brown, Mike Cammalleri, [...]
As reported yesterday, Dustin Penner is set to return to the Kings line-up this Thursday. In order for that to happen though, the team needs to make a roster move to create a slot for him.
If you were the Kings GM, which of the following moves would you make?
To answer the question properly, first [...]