Confirmed: Kings Calling Up Derek Forbort, 10 Tidbits

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At the 2010 NHL Draft, held in Los Angeles for the first time, there was a buzz in the air about midway through the first round. GM Dean Lombardi was about to do what he does best at the league’s annual event, swap some assets with one of his cohorts. Dealin’ Dean ultimately traded his first round […]

UPDATED: San Diego Gulls Jersey Concept

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Two years in a row, our artist, Justin Cox, has accurately provided comps of the jerseys to be worn by the LA Kings at their outdoor games weeks before the actual sweaters were released to the public (see here and here). MayorsManor was able to do this, in large part, based on information we gathered […]

Bissonnette Finds Comfort With AHL Contract

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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 […]

Mike Richards Talks Skipping White House Visit

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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 […]

Ducks Land on AHL San Diego Team Name

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Once fans got over the initial shock (or excitement, depending where you live) of news related to the AHL’s planned invasion of California, the two most commonly asked questions have centered around team names and jersey designs.
Coming out of the multiple press conferences last week, only one of five teams heading to the West Coast […]

Mike Richards Very Candid After His First AHL Game

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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 […]

Robitaille on Management Changes in Ontario

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This truly has been a monumental week for hockey news in Southern California. Along with the long-awaited word of the Ontario Reign becoming an AHL franchise next season, many questions have emerged. In the first of our two-part interview with Luc Robitaille, President of Business Operations for the Los Angeles Kings, he will discuss the […]

AHL West Post-Press Conference News and Notes

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Following are selected comments and notes from the five NHL clubs who will place their AHL affiliates in California beginning with the 2015-16 season:
– The AHL Board has approved relocation for five teams. … The Calgary Flames affiliate is going from Glens Falls, N.Y., to Stockton, Calif. … The Edmonton Oilers affiliate is are going […]

VIDEO: AHL West Press Conference Replay

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Finally. It’s actually somewhat hard to belief the AHL West is being officially announced today, considering all the work that has gone on behind the scenes over the past four seasons. Yet, here we go. Live from San Jose, David Andrews, league President and Chief Executive Officer, will formally roll out the plans for five […]

UPDATED: AHL West Official Announcement Set for Thursday

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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 […]