Lombardi on Lucic Trade – ‘We gave up quite a bit; right fit though’

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We will have a lot more content up soon from this afternoon’s conference call with newly acquirred Kings forward Milan Lucic and GM Dean Lombardi. To get started, here is the first part of the call with Lombardi…
On how long he was looking at this trade and/or working on it:
“I enquired about him at the […]

Kings Trade Trio of Assets for Bruins’ Milan Lucic

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If you simply looked up the top level particulars on Milan Lucic, you would assume he’s custom-built for the L.A. Kings organization. Standing 6-foot-4, the bruising left wing has spent his entire eight-year career playing in the rough and tumble town of Boston. With 342 points (139 goals, 203 assists) in 566 regular season games, […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on ESPN Radio Previewing NHL Draft

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on ESPN Radio with host Sebastian Norén, where they discussed this weekend’s NHL Draft, what the Los Angeles Kings might do with their No. 13 pick in the first round, and several roster moves other teams might be considering. Then, after a brief commercial break, Hoven […]

Kopitar and Doughty Have Earned Bonuses, Awards May Follow Tonight


Right after actor Colin Hanks presents the Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding player as voted by the players) to Jamie Benn, Alex Ovechkin, or Carey Price at tonight’s NHL Awards, the Los Angeles Kings could see a pair of their players win back-to-back awards. The second and third awards to be handed out will be […]

Kings and Mike Reilly May Have Hit a Serious Snag

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The Kings pursuit of free agent college defenseman Mike Reilly continues. He was even in Los Angeles recently to tour the team’s training facility and get a firsthand look at the lay of the land. However, things may have hit a significant wrinkle since.
Coming off a year in which he was an offensive powerhouse […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings pursuit of Reilly, Forbort, Jones

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about a myriad of topics, including: the LA Kings pursuit of free agent defenseman Mike Reilly, Andrej Sekera, Martin Jones new contract, goaltending prospect, J.F. Berube, Anze Kopitar’s contract extension, Columbus […]

Hard Work Pays Off; Kings Defensive Prospect Gets New Contract


Even in today’s world of instant gratification, there is still something to be said for good ol’ fashioned hard work, dedication, and patience.
Last June, just prior to us breaking the news of defenseman Kevin Gravel, originally selected by the Kings in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Draft, signing an AHL-only deal with Manchester, […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio – Weal, Mersch, Kings Draft Plans

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John Hoven of MayorsManor, Chicago sports columnist Barry Rozner, and Steve Simmons on the Toronto Sun joined Jonathan Davis for this week’s edition of the 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network radio. Among the topics discussed were the Calder Cup Final, which players from the Manchester Monarchs could make the Kings roster next season, Jordan […]

CCF: Adrian Kempe Quotes After Monarchs Game 4 Victory

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LA Kings 2014 first-round pick Adrian Kempe scored again in Game 4 helping Manchester win 6-3 in Game 4 of the Calder Cup Finals against the Utica Comets.  After the game Kempe spoke with Mayor’s Manor.
On the overall game for the Monarchs:
“We had a really good game, probably our best of the series.  We came […]

Nic Dowd After Monarchs Game 4 Victory, One Step Closer to Calder Cup Championship


The Manchester Monarchs are one win away from the Calder Cup Championship after an impressive 6-3 victory in Game 4 in Utica.  Nic Dowd, one of the LA Kings top-10 rated prospects, had a two goal game for the Monarchs and after the game he spoke with MayorsManor correspondent Andy Tonge…
On the overall game for […]