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 [...]

Well-rounded game key for emergence of Monarchs’ Bodnarchuk

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Hockey can be a game that takes a lifetime to master. And defenseman often have a much longer path to becoming full-time NHL players than their counterparts at forward – just ask former Los Angeles King Rob Scuderi. A New York native, Scuderi didn’t become a regular NHLer until he was 27 years old.
You never know, it all just [...]

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 [...]

With deck stacked on D, Bodnarchuk could be the Kings’ wild card

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There’s an over abundance of defensemen, that’s one of the most important stories permeating this year’s LA Kings training camp.
Even coach Darryl Sutter acknowledged it after a recent practice session at the team’s training facility in El Segundo.
“If we’re healthy, nobody’s taking Drew’s place,” he began. “Nobody’s taking Slava’s place. Nobody’s taking Greener’s place. Nobody’s [...]