Understanding the Kings Problems on Defense

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To read this article in its proper context, Kings fans are advised to try and be as objective as possible for maximum impact. In other words, you’re going to need to read this more with your head, and less with your heart.
Whenever projecting future lineups it’s always important to remember the NHL stands still for [...]

Training Camp Open, Kings Trade Coming Next

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Last summer, Dean Lombardi and his staff spent hours, days, and weeks-on-end agonizing over the salary cap. How were they going to get certain people re-signed, fit everybody under the cap, and make it all work without damaging their future wiggle room? In the end, Lombardi and Jeff Solomon, his key right hand in these [...]

AUDIO: Full 1-hour Kings Preview Show on NHL Radio

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Buckle up! We have a full 1-hour preview of the upcoming LA Kings season for you. “The Mayor” John Hoven joined Boomer Gordon on NHL Network Radio for the first portion of the discussion, where they talked about Anze Kopitar’s new contract, Marian Gaborik’s decision to stay with the team, the salary cap, [...]

The Mayor on NHL Radio – talking Kings, Sharks, and Ducks

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Here is a free replay of the “The Mayor” John Hoven talking Ducks, Kings, and Sharks on Top Shelf with Matthew Ross. During the spot on NHL Network Radio, they discussed a few L.A. prospects who will fight for a roster spot in training camp (i.e. Andy Andreoff and Brayden McNabb), a San [...]

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 [...]