Michael Mersch Pots Overtime Goal, Talks Monarchs Game 1 Victory

Mersch Game 1 AHL Final

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 […]

CCF Game 1: Postgame Comments from Monarchs Coach Stothers

Stothers Mike AHL Manchester Monarchs

An overtime goal from Michael Mersch keeps the Manchester Monarchs streak alive; they remain undefeated in the 2015 post-season when scoring first. Overall, they are 12-0 when getting on the scoreboard ahead of their opponents, including a perfect 8-0 mark at home. The Monarchs have also won Game 1 in every playoff series this year. […]

Manchester Monarchs’ Battle Of The Playoff Beards


Just two days away from the start of the 2015 AHL Calder Cup Final, coach Mike Stothers had his Manchester Monarchs on the ice Thursday for one of their final practice sessions leading into Game 1 against the Utica Comets on Saturday. For decades, hockey players have become famous for one playoff tradition that is […]

Kings GM Dean Lombardi on the Future of Mike Richards

Ducks Kings Round 2 Richards

Some of the comments supplied by Kings GM Dean Lombardi during his conference call this afternoon have already been posted in previous articles. This is what he had to share on the salary cap and Mike Richards…
On the difficulty of planning for salaries this summer:
“I think I made it clear that’s it has been very […]

FREE REPLAY: Mayor Reviews Kings Roster Options on NHL Radio

Stoll Jarret Kings

Following up on the detailed article post late last week on MayorsManor, John Hoven joined Jonathan Davis on NHL Network Radio Sunday night to review all the latest thinking surrounding the LA Kings roster, as documented here. Topics covered included: Mike Richards, Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll, Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, Andrej Sekera, Alec Martinez, Slava […]

Kings Contracts: Heating up, Cooling off, and the Buyout

LA Kings Dean Lombardi buying out contracts

When it comes to the Los Angeles Kings summer to do list, to say things are fluid would be about as obvious as calling the sky blue. A potential buyout for center Mike Richards and the ongoing legal issues surrounding defenseman Slava Voynov should be enough to bring everything else to a screeching halt. However, […]

Analysis, Line Combos, and Highlights from Monarchs ECF Sweep

ECF Manchester Sweeps Hartford

In the history of the Manchester Monarchs, the team has never made the Calder Cup finals. Though they have come close through their 14 season existence, they have never had a chance to fight for the AHL’s sacred trophy. On Wednesday, the team had a chance to sweep the Hartford Wolf Pack and make team […]

Berube Big in Net Again, Answers On and Off-Ice Questions

Berube AHL

LA Kings goaltending prospect J.F. Berube spoke exclusively with MayorsManor following the Manchester Monarchs four-game sweep in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final…
On the game overall:
“I think we just played a strong road game. We put pressure on them the whole game and we were more disciplined than the past couple games. We didn’t take too […]

Nick Shore Scores, Talks Monarchs Taking 3-0 Lead in ECF

Shore Manchester playoffs 2015 by Tilton

Los Angeles Kings prospect Nick Shore scored the first goal of the game and Manchester went on to earn a 5-3 victory in Game 3, now giving them a 3-0 series lead in the AHL Eastern Conference Final. Following the Monarchs win, the 22-year-old center shared the following…
On the game overall:
“I think there’s a lot […]

Kopitar on Reign Going Back to Texas Up 3-2 in Western Conf Final

Kopitar Gasper - MayorsManor

Overcoming the odds is nothing new to Gasper Kopitar. His hockey career has taken him from a brief stint with the WHL Portland Winterhawks to captaining the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL. He then went to Europe and played for Mora IK, where his brother Anze later joined him during the 2012 NHL lockout. […]