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

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

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

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

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 […]

Lombardi talks prospects and how they might help this year

With Anze Kopitar and Willie Mitchell likely out for next weekend’s season opener due to knee injuries, many have wondered who in the Kings organization might be called up to fill those gaps on the main roster. After all, for the first few years of GM Dean Lombardi‘s tenure, all the hype was around the […]

Special Report: Jon Davis on the Bikini Hockey League beat

Occasionally we’ve featured guest columnists here on MayorsManor. For example, last Thanksgiving Scott Coffman from The Fourth Period penned an article about his love for NHL referees. We’ve also posted pieces from Kings prospects Kevin Gravel, Nick Shore and Ray Kaunisto. Today’s guest goes in a bit of different direction though.  Jonathan Davis, a 20-year veteran […]

LA 3, TB 1: Post-game audio from Kings’ Kyle Clifford

Kyle Clifford has been on a little bit of a roll the past few weeks and he kept things moving right along tonight in Tampa Bay – picking up his third goal in the last 12 games. It stood as the game winner in a 3-1 defeat of the Lightning. Back in the locker […]

Saturday cuts – LA Kings send three more to Manchester

The pruning of the Los Angeles Kings 2011 training cam roster continues.
Three players are on their way back to Manchester (AHL) – defensemen Andrew Campbell and Thomas Hickey, along with left wing Dwight King.
This has to be good news for Russian defeseman Slava Voynov, who is hoping to join the team on their season opening […]

Exclusive: Michael Mersch on Team USA camp experience

Michael Mersch at camp (photo by Cikiri)

Playing for your country is something every hockey player takes very seriously. It’s a true honor.
To play on an international stage is a process also. And for the top under-20 year old Americans, the first step towards wearing that jersey at the upcoming World Junior Championships is […]