Manchester Monarchs playoff preview, plus Mersch and Vey comments

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While the Los Angeles Kings are currently battling their Northern California nemesis, the San Jose Sharks, in an opening round playoff series, their AHL affiliate in Manchester is set to kick off a different sort of Pacific Division battle later tonight.
After winning their third Atlantic Division title in franchise history, and finishing first in the [...]

MAJOR NEWS: Kings Preparing To Move Top Prospects To SoCal

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In a story that MayorsManor has been chasing for the better part of two years, it appears the dominos are about to start falling in a move that should drastically change the landscape of developing [...]

AHL: Weal’s first pro hat trick leads Monarchs to comeback victory

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Becoming one of the top teams in any professional sport requires great consistency – something the Manchester Monarchs are well aware of. On the season, the team hasn’t lost more than two games in a row.
On Saturday, the team came in on a two game losing streak and looked like it would drop three in [...]

Kings prospect Kevin Gravel talks potential contract, pro debut

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It isn’t often defensive-defenseman receive a lot of fanfare. Under Dean Lombardi’s tenure, the Kings have not developed any of their own, unless you count the departed Davis Drewiske or Peter Harrold.
Kevin Gravel, the fourth rated Kings prospect according to MayorsManor, looks to be the first to change that.
After four seasons at St. Cloud State [...]

AHL: Monarchs shut out as three LA prospects make pro debut

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Heading into Friday’s game, the Manchester Monarchs had only seven regular season games remaining before their pursuit of the Calder Cup really begins. Having already locked up a spot in the postseason, these last few games will likely serve as a tuneup to fix any deficiencies and be at the top of their game for [...]

AHL: Monarchs clinch playoff spot in victory

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Last season, the Manchester Monarchs barely snuck into a playoff spot at the very end of the season. This year, the team has sat atop the standings in the entire AHL for large portions of the year. On Friday, the team had a chance to secure their spot in the postseason. A victory over the [...]

Interview with Kings’ newest goalie, Patrik Bartosak

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In the Dean Lombardi era, the Los Angeles Kings have become known as one of the better teams at drafting in the later rounds. Players like Alec Martinez, Dwight King, and Jordan Nolan were all drafted in the 4th round or later and helped the team raise its first Stanley Cup back in franchise history.
Goaltender [...]

AHL: Berube shuts door in Monarchs win

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As the Manchester Monarchs are in the stretch run towards the end of the season, they find themselves in a favorable position. Coming into Sunday afternoon’s matinee with the visiting Hershey Bears, the team sat atop the AHL standings with just 10 games left to play. Manchester would build on their first place lead by [...]

AHL: Livingston scores two in Monarchs victory

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A day after faces familiar to the LA Kings were in Manchester for the Monarchs game versus the Phantoms, a Hall of Famer was in attendance to watch the team take on the division rival Providence Bruins. Fresh off of serving as the general manager for the bronze medal winning Team Finland at the Sochi [...]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – the countdown begins

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As the NHL trade season heats up, it’s always a good time to check in on the Kings top prospects. Which players are moving up our rankings, and how are the overall skills developing at various positions throughout the organization? Those are certainly important questions to answer as general managers like Dean Lombardi evaluate their [...]