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 […]

No Mitchell, no Regehr – Where do the Kings turn on defense?

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Although the Kings are riding a five-game winning streak in the post-season, the last couple of victories have been costly ones for coach Darryl Sutter. Long known as one of the better defensive teams in the NHL, Los Angeles lost Willie Mitchell in Game 6 of the opening round vs. San Jose and then lost […]

AHL: Berube backstops Monarchs past baby Sharks

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Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
WORCESTER, MA – Right wing A.J. Gale scored twice to lift the Manchester Monarchs over the Worcester Sharks, 3-1, at the DCU Center on Friday night.
Manchester (17-5-1-4) leads the Atlantic Division with 39 points.  Worcester (10-9-1-1) ranks fifth in the Atlantic Division with 22 points.
“Our goals […]

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 […]

The prospects are coming, the prospects are coming!

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Just like last year, the Kings will once again have a group of prospects in town for the remainder of the playoffs. More commonly known as the Black Aces, the unit started to take shape over the weekend with goaltenders Martin Jones and JF Berube. Now, MayorsManor has learned that approximately 11 players will be […]

End of Year Awards and another win for Manchester on Sunday

Prior to Sunday’s regular season finale at home, the Manchester Monarchs handed out their End of Year Awards and several of the Kings’ top prospects came away with honors…
– Ace Bailey Most Valuable Player Award (voted by Monarchs players and coaches): Linden Vey
– Mark Bavis Unsung Hero Award (voted by Monarchs players): Andy Andreoff
– Monarchs […]

Kings’ rookie Andrew Campbell dreaming of playing, not tweeting

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So close, yet so far away.
That would probably sum up how rookie defenseman Andrew Campbell is feeling about his dreams of playing in the NHL.
Now on his second call-up with the Kings this season, he has still yet to see game action.
“This is where you want to be,” Campbell told MayorsManor. “You dream of playing […]

Slava Voynov saying little with words, more with his actions

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A few weeks ago we posted comments from Kings GM Dean Lombardi, where he went out of his way to praise the maturity and growth he witnessed in Slava Voynnov during the NHL lockout.
During that time, Voynov played 35 games in Manchester and produced 16 points (seven goals and nine assists). And he’s kept up the pace, […]

What will Sutter say? Coach returns to LA with plenty on his mind

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Following the Kings first practice back in Los Angeles since returning from their five-game road trip, here’s what LA coach Darryl Sutter had to say…
– On the just completed road trip: “Well obviously we weren’t really good in Anaheim. Played well in Columbus, deserved to win. Nashville we couldn’t generate anything against them because they’re […]

10 Tidbits on new Kings defenseman Andrew Campbell

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Yesterday, the Kings swapped Andrews – sending Bodnarchuk back to Manchester and calling up Campbell.
Although he’s not expected to play in Nashville tonight, Campbell will likely see game action on the team’s current road trip. So, we thought we’d help introduce you to the 6-foot-3 defenseman using our popular 10 Tidbits format…
– Kings GM Dean Lomabrdi […]