MayorsManor Live: Manchester Monarchs Playoff Preview

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With the LA Kings top minor league affiliate having wrapped up the best record in the AHL and set to begin their 2014-15 playoff run, we invited MayorsManor correspondent Andy Tonge to join us for an in-depth look at the Manchester Monarchs and their upcoming series vs. the Portland Pirates. Among the names […]

Kings Trade Scenarios, Odds on Several Deals

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With the NHL Trade Deadline quickly approaching, we continue to be inundated with questions about what the Kings might be doing, who they’re looking at, which players might move, if they’re done making deals after the trade with Carolina, etc.
We have spent a ton of time on calls, texts, and face to face conversations over […]

One-on-One: Mike Futa on Sekera and Dealing Prospects

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We continue our ongoing coverage of L.A.’s trade with Carolina by checking in with Mike Futa, Kings Vice President of Hockey Operations. As noted in our initial article following breaking the trade on twitter, Futa and the 28-year-old defenseman have a history together, going back to their days in the Ontario Hockey League. Here are […]

Blake on Kings Top Defensive Prospects and What’s Next

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Building on our article yesterday with Manchester coach Mike Stothers, we went a little higher up the chain of command and connected with Rob Blake regarding Derek Forbort being called up. During our discussion with the Kings Assistant GM, he also worked in two other players recently named to the team’s Top 10 Prospects list. Additionally, […]

Manchester Coach Adds More Notes on Forbort, Plus Trivia

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Yesterday, MayorsManor broke news that the Kings would officially be calling up 2010 first round draft pick Derek Forbort. As noted in Tuesday’s article, Forbort is the lone player remaining from the 30 guys selected in the first round of the 2010 Draft to make his NHL debut. However, even though he did practice in […]

Confirmed: Kings Calling Up Derek Forbort, 10 Tidbits

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At the 2010 NHL Draft, held in Los Angeles for the first time, there was a buzz in the air about midway through the first round. GM Dean Lombardi was about to do what he does best at the league’s annual event, swap some assets with one of his cohorts. Dealin’ Dean ultimately traded his first round […]

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Top 5

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Finally, the wait is over. With the Honorable Mentions and Nos. 6-10 prospects previously revealed in other articles, we are now prepared to share the final five players making up the latest edition of our L.A. Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings.
If you somehow missed the first two articles, you may want to go back and read […]

AHL: Early Penalties Sink Monarchs Versus Sharks

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When playing your third game in three days, a good start is crucial. If you find yourself trailing late in the game, heavy legs and lack of energy may inhibit a comeback. After games on Friday and Saturday, the Manchester Monarchs got off to a rocky start on Sunday, including a parade to the penalty […]

Lombardi’s Plans for the Cap Relief, Kings Defense

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Over the past few days, Kings fans have reached out through social media and email to enquire about what Dean Lombardi might be up to now that he finally has some salary cap relief for Slava Voynov’s spot on the L.A. roster.
Before we get into what is likely to unfold, it is always important to […]

AHL: Forbort pots two, Monarchs dominate

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Last time the Manchester Monarchs and Providence Bruins met, Manchester was blown out on home ice. With that loss in the back of their minds, the Monarchs looked for revenge on Saturday night, as they once again hosted their division rivals. Ultimately, Manchester would get just that, as they scored five straight goals and cruised […]