Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings pursuit of Reilly, Forbort, Jones

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about a myriad of topics, including: the LA Kings pursuit of free agent defenseman Mike Reilly, Andrej Sekera, Martin Jones new contract, goaltending prospect, J.F. Berube, Anze Kopitar’s contract extension, Columbus […]

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, […]

Kings 2015-16 Preseason Schedule Includes Second Neutral-Site Game

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With the Los Angeles Kings annual end to their preseason schedule having already been announced, Frozen Fury XVII in Las Vegas on October 3, MayorsManor can now confirm the second game on the team’s 2015-16 exhibition calendar. This one will actually be an Arizona Coyotes “home” game, although the teams won’t be played at Gila […]

VIDEO: Monarchs Claim First Calder Cup Championship

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For a detailed look at the Manchester Monarchs Game 5 victory in the Calder Cup Final, be sure to check out Andy Tonge’s article here. Below are highlights from the game, including the postgame celebration, and comments from the Utica Commets…

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FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio – Weal, Mersch, Kings Draft Plans

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John Hoven of MayorsManor, Chicago sports columnist Barry Rozner, and Steve Simmons on the Toronto Sun joined Jonathan Davis for this week’s edition of the 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network radio. Among the topics discussed were the Calder Cup Final, which players from the Manchester Monarchs could make the Kings roster next season, Jordan […]

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…
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Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: LA Kings, Richards, Toffoli, Conn Smythe

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about a myriad of topics, including: the LA Kings possibly trading Mike Richards [detailed in writing here], an offer sheet for Tyler Toffoli, the Chicago Blackhawks becoming America’s Team, which Tampa […]

Which Rookie Defenseman Will Make Kings Roster, Forbort or Miller?

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Recently, Mark Yannetti, Kings Director of Scouting, joined the MayorsManor Live podcast for a Calder Cup preview. If you haven’t listened to it yet, we highly encourage you to, as he spoke rather candidly about the development of four of the team’s top-10 ranked prospects. He also mentioned there being up to five spots available […]

Yannetti on Weal and ‘that antiquated, dinosaur way of thinking in the NHL’

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Mark Yannetti, Director of Scouting for the LA Kings, knows all too well the trials and tribulations organizations go through in finding, developing, and hopefully acclimating young players into professional hockey careers. He’s been one of GM Dean Lombardi’s key lieutenants since the current regime took over in 2006 and has been an influential figure […]

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 […]