Kings Rookie Camp starts Sept 4 – look at probable roster

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Earlier today we posted comments from Mike O’Connell, one of the LA Kings key management members responsible for developing the organization’s prospects. He shared thoughts on guys like Andy Andreoff, Derek Forbort and Michael Mersch.  Be sure to check it out if you missed it.
Now, like we did with Development Camp in July, below is a first [...]

10 Tidbits from the Black Aces

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With more than a dozen of the Kings’ top prospects in town for the playoffs, it’s time to check in with some of the guys and see what’s going on. Here, we talked with defenseman Nick Deslauriers, plus forwards Andy Andreoff, Linden Vey and Jordan Weal…
- Vey on learning the importance of playing sound defensively: [...]

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 [...]

Highlights and notes from Manch – first playoff win of 2013

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After dropping the first two games of their best-of-five series with the Springfield Falcons, Manchester picked up their first playoff win of 2013 and now prepares for a crucial Game 4 on Saturday night.
Here are some highlights from Game 3, including a goal by Kings prospect Nick Deslauriers…

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ [...]

MayorsManor Live Radio with Kings prospect Nick Deslauriers

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It’s getting down to crunch time for the Kings’ AHL affiliate in Manchester. They enter this weekend with six games remaining in the regular season and are still a few points out of a possible playoff spot.  However, defenseman Nick Deslauriers is among the cast of characters that are trying to push the Monarchs over the top.
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Highlights and notes from Manch – points in nine straight now

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Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings AHL affiliate…
MANCHESTER, NH – Defenseman Nick Deslauriers scored late in the third period as the Manchester Monarchs extended their point streak to nine games (6-0-1-1) with a 3-2 victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday night.
Manchester (29-24-3-4) is in third place [...]

Ron Hextall on MayorsManor rankings – talks Kings’ defensive prospects

Yesterday we posted the 2013 midseason prospect rankings for the LA Kings organization.
Now, Kings’ VP and Assistant GM Ron Hextall joins us to share some thoughts about two of the defensive players reviewed.  One of his key responsibilities is to oversee the Manchester Monarchs roster and he makes regular visits to the East Coast to keep close [...]

Top 10 LA Kings prospects – 2013 mid-season rankings

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Depth is a good problem to have.
Early in his tenure as General Manager in Los Angeles, Dean Lombardi once said ‘I need everything’ when asked what type of players he was looking for to help the struggling Kings.
Now, many years later, after methodically stocking the prospect pool through shrewd drafting and multiple trades, the 54-year [...]

Lombardi talks prospects and how they might help this year

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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 [...]

Highlights and post-game notes: Monarchs def Falcons 4-3 in SO

For the second game in a row, LA Kings prospect Nick Deslauriers found the back of the net for the Monarchs.  They also received goals from 2010 draft pick Tyler Toffoli (his team leading eighth of the season) and 2012 first round pick Tanner Pearson.  However, Springfield equalled their three goals in regulation and nobody scored [...]