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 […]

AHL: Jordan Weal Makes Statement for Monarchs in Game 1

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While Thursday was the first night of the AHL playoffs in Manchester, not much was different in the results for the Manchester Monarchs. In the regular season, the Monarchs beat the Portland Pirates nine times through 12 meetings. Opening the playoff series in Verizon Wireless Arena, the Monarchs continued their dominance over their division rivals, […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Stoll, Payne, Ducks Swagger

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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 the Jarret Stoll situation, who might be the next head coach in Los Angeles, Mike Richards potentially being bought out, Dean Lombardi, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, Winnipeg […]

MayorsManor Live: Manchester Monarchs Playoff Preview

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With the LA Kings top minor league affiliate having wrapped up the best record in the AHL and set to begin their 2014-15 playoff run, we invited MayorsManor correspondent Andy Tonge to join us for an in-depth look at the Manchester Monarchs and their upcoming series vs. the Portland Pirates. Among the names […]

Rob Blake Clear on Monarchs’ Playoff Mission

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From the moment we first started posting stories about the Kings’ plans to move their top minor league affiliate from Manchester to the West Coast, Monarchs fans were – understandably – disappointed. However, it certainly can’t be argued the team is going away quietly.
After recently wrapping up the best record in the AHL, and […]

Jordan Weal on Not Playing in LA, Being Back in Manchester

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The recent adventures of Jordan Weal have been nothing short of perplexing. After once again being among the leading goal scorers for the Manchester Monarchs, and often nights their most consistent player, the Kings recalled their 2010 third round draft pick late last week, with the general assumption that he would make his NHL debut […]

Blake and Stothers Excited for Adrian Kempe’s U.S. Debut

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Even though the Manchester Monarchs have already wrapped up home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs, entering their final three games of the regular season this weekend, things are anything but calm around the team with the AHL’s be record.
Their 233 goals for are the second-most of any team in the Eastern Conference, and most by any […]

MayorsManor: Thoughts on the 2015 NHL Awards Nominees

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Through the Professional Hockey Writers Association, I was honored to be part of the voting body responsible for most of the major NHL Awards a few years ago. However, once I started writing prospect profiles for the LAKings website, there was a conflict of interest, and I no longer have the opportunity to vote in any official […]

Kyle Clifford – ‘This isn’t just a tight team, it’s a tight organization’

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Kings GM Dean Lombardi has already provided local media with his thoughts (and there were lots of them) regarding his club missing the playoffs. Same for Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar, who met with the media following exit interviews on Monday at Toyota Sports Center. Their thoughts are posted here – including what it might […]

Brown, Kopitar, Sutter on Life Without Stoll and Williams

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Among the Kings myriad of roster issues needing to be addressed over the next two months is what to do with pending unrestricted free agent forwards Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams. Both were critical pieces to the team’s two Stanley Cups. However, given the salary cap issues facing GM Dean Lombardi, there likely won’t be […]