Details on new contracts for Andreoff and McNabb

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Two names that most Kings fans probably aren’t that familiar with yet – but will be shortly – inked new deals with the club today.
If you’ve been following along closely over the last six months, you’ll easily recall that MayorsManor has reported on numerous occasions that one of GM Dean Lombardi’s top priorities in 2014 [...]

Second wave of Kings prospects joining Black Aces

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Yesterday we posted an article highlighting six players coming to Los Angeles to serve as this year’s Black Aces (a practice squad that NHL teams often use during the post-season). That initial list was comprised of forwards Colin Fraser and Linden Vey, defensemen Andrew Bodnarchuk, Andrew Campbell, and Brayden McNabb, along with goalie J.F. Berube. [...]

Player Evaluations: 2013-14 Manchester Monarchs forwards

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The Manchester Monarchs’ 2013-14 season ended in disappointment, after the top seed in the AHL’s Eastern Conference lost 3-1 in a best-of-five series against the Norfolk Admirals.
Despite a poor end to the season, the team has plenty to be proud of. Starting the year with a top line of Tanner Pearson, Linden Vey, and Tyler [...]

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 [...]

AHL: Andreoff and Berube not enough, Monarchs fall to worst team in East

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Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Manchester Monarchs dropped their first game in December with a 3-2 decision going to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Webster Bank Arena on Sunday afternoon.
Manchester (15-4-1-3) leads the Atlantic Division with 34 points. Bridgeport (6-10-1-3) is ranked fifth in the Northeast [...]

AHL: Martin Jones backstops Monarchs to 4-1 win

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In hockey, no lineup is safe. Every team must deal with injuries and roster moves throughout the course of the year. This holds true for the Monarchs too, as Tyler Toffoli and Lindey Vey were called up to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Compounding the losses on offense, defenseman Andrew Campbell was held out [...]

AHL: Pearson and Weal lead the way after Manchester loses two players

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
PROVIDENCE, RI – Left wing Tanner Pearson, center Jordan Weal and right wing Brandon Kozun each collected three-points as the Manchester Monarchs topped the Providence Bruins, 5-2, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Friday night.
Manchester (7-1-1-2) leads the Atlantic Division with 17 points.  Providence (5-5-1-0) is [...]

MayorsManor: What line-up the LA Kings should use, not what it will be

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Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to read the article put up over the weekend predicting what moves the Kings would be making to get down to the maximum roster size of 23 players. Perhaps the most common question asked this week is how/why Tyler Toffoli didn’t make the final list.
It’s explained in that [...]

Bodnarchuk crushing it at the hotel, putting the pedal down

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After the second round of cuts were made over the weekend, defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk is still hanging on at Kings camp in LA. Believed to be ticketed for Manchester at some point, he’s still clinging to the idea – read: confident – he can make Darryl Sutter’s team, despite the numbers suggesting otherwise.
Even though Nick [...]

Prospect Profile: Deslauriers learning from Greene, finding his identity

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In the Kings Top 10 Prospects article we released just before training camp opened, defenseman Nick Deslauriers found himself ranked eighth overall.  Curiously enough, one of the names mentioned in his evaluation at that time was Matt Greene.  Now, in the interview below, the 22-year old prospect reveals he’s been leaning on Greene heavily over the past [...]