Details on new contract for Kings goaltender JF Berube

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Fresh on the heels of new contracts for a pair of key prospects yesterday, defenseman Brayden McNabb and forward Andy Andreoff (full details here), the Kings have now inked goaltender J.F. Berube to a two-year deal.
It’s a nice birthday present for the native of Repentigny, Quebec, who just celebrated his 23rd birthday a few days [...]

Player Evaluations: 2013-14 Manchester Monarchs defensemen and goalie

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Part one of our 2013-14 Manchester Monarchs player evaluations went up last hour, beginning with a look at the forwards. Now, correspondent Andy Tonge – who covered the team all season for MayorsManor – turns his attention to the defensive side of things. Keep in mind; the evaluations below are based upon each player’s season [...]

Kings call up first batch of Black Aces

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With Manchester eliminated from the AHL playoffs the other day – ironically by the Ducks’ affiliate in Norfolk – the LA Kings have called up the first of six players for their Black Aces. More will be officially announced later, but for now, forwards Colin Fraser and Linden Vey, defensemen Andrew Bodnarchuk, Andrew Campbell, Brayden [...]

PICS: JF Berube’s new mask, another beauty

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Over the past few years we’ve shared numerous pics of the various masks worn by Kings prospect J.F. Berube. He’s had some truly stunning designs applied by Sylvie Marsolais – including his beautiful Kings tribute mask, featuring Luc Robitaille and Marcel Dionne (pics here).
Now, he’s set to debut his latest mask when the Manchester Monarchs [...]

AHL: Monarchs lose critical home game, head to Norfolk tied at 1

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When the AHL playoff schedule was announced, many were baffled as to why the top team in the Eastern Conference, the Manchester Monarchs, were slated to only have two games at home in the opening round. Normally, the higher seed is given the choice to start the best-of-five opening round series with two games at [...]

AHL: Berube shuts out Admirals, Monarchs win Game 1

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Goalie is a position that can single handedly win or lose a playoff series in hockey. Most teams that win championships at the professional level benefit from a strong last line of defense. On Friday in Manchester, a goalie duel decided the game between the home town Monarchs and visiting Norfolk Admirals in game one [...]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – honorable mention

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Yes, it’s that time of the year again, where we go for a deep dive on the top prospects in the LA Kings organization.
Before we begin though, let’s bring new readers up to speed a bit. Now, some might view this as bragging or tooting our own horn, but we prefer to think of it [...]

West Coast Bias on NHL Radio with Ian Laperriere of Flyers

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Guest Ian Laperriere joined us for the February 2, 2014 edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio.
Jonathan Davis and I returned to the airwaves for a special Super Bowl Sunday edition of the show. During the one hour episode we talked the Kings scoring troubles, the Ducks home record turning sour, Philadelphia Flyers, [...]

WATCH: Toffoli hat trick, Berube shutout and a right hook

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Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
ST. JOHN’S, NF – Goaltender J.F. Berube recorded his first American Hockey League shutout with 28 saves and right wing Tyler Toffoli collected a natural hat trick as the Manchester Monarchs shutout the St. John’s IceCaps, 6-0, at Mile One Centre on Saturday night.
Manchester (26-11-2-4) leads [...]

AHL: Highlights and notes – Shore scores, Monarchs fall

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Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
MANCHESTER, NH – Center Scott Timmins collected three points as the Manchester Monarchs fell to the Albany Devils, 5-2, at Times Union Center on Saturday night.
Manchester (24-10-2-4) leads the Atlantic Division with 54 points.  Albany (21-10-3-2) is ranked second in the Northeast Division with 47 points.
“Today’s [...]