Journeyman isn’t a word usually associated with a former first round draft pick, but it’s likely appropriate for left wing Eric Nystrom. Originally selected 10th overall by Calgary back in 2002, he only spent three seasons with the Flames at the NHL level before signing a free agent contract with the Wild in the summer [...]
To properly set the stage for our conversation with Nashville Predators forward Rich Clune, some people may need a quick refresher on what’s gone down recently. In a nutshell, former NHL defenseman Garry Galley went on Hockey Night in Canada radio and listed a group of eight players – whom he called ‘the Crazy Eights.’ [...]
The Ontario Reign, ECHL affiliate of the LA Kings, wrapped up their fifth regular season on Saturday night, but things aren’t completely over just yet. Following a successful defense of their Pacific Division Championship, they’ll kick off post-season play on Tuesday night vs. the Utah Grizzlies.
To conclude the season they played a two-game series with [...]
Even though it’s early into 2013, there have already been a few things to celebrate in the Clune family.
First, older brother Rich was claimed by the Nashville Predators and has been living out his dream of returning to the NHL. Even better, on February 5th he scored his first goal, coming in a game against [...]
When the Kings take on the Predators in Nashville tomorrow night it will be a re-match of last Thursday’s game in LA. After their 2-1 shootout victory that night, Preds’ forward Rich Clune said he had nothing to prove to the Kings, his former club. However, he was only on the ice for a few shifts in that game [...]
Let’s not over-hype the situation. We’re not going to call Rich Clune playing at Staples Center last night his ‘triumphant return’ or label it anything more than it was. The gritty forward, loved by fans and teammates in Manchester, was claimed by Nashville a few weeks ago and has been given another shot at the NHL. [...]
It’s understandable why much of the chatter following the Kings losing two players on waivers a few weeks ago centered around defenseman Thomas Hickey - after all, he was a former number one draft pick. However, they also lost forward Rich Clune that day.
And tonight, he returns to LA with the Nashville Predators.
Originally taken by the Dallas Stars [...]
When Kings GM Dean Lombardi first took over the team in 2006 he talked about building from the net out. After solidifying the goaltending position, he picked up his franchise defenseman in Drew Doughty at the 2008 NHL Draft. Since then, he’s largely been rounding out LA’s prospect pool with various types of forwards – including Tyler [...]
After a nine goal outburst vs. the Connecticut Whale, the Monarchs now have a new franchise best for goals in a single game. Kings forward – and Stanley Cup Champion – Jordan Nolan started the onslaught when he put one in the net just past the five minute mark of the first period.
Before the first [...]
If you’ve been following the development of Kings prospects over the last few seasons, you’re likely already aware of several ‘big names’ – guys like Tyler Toffoli, Derek Forbort, Jake Muzzin and so on. Yet, if you keep up with MayorsManor, you’ve also been introduced to one of the more colorful characters to come along in [...]