2014-15 Manchester Monarchs season preview

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For the first time since 2006, a new face will stand behind the bench for the Manchester Monarchs. Gone is Mark Morris, accepting a job as an assistant coach for the Florida Panthers, and in comes his replacement, Mike Stothers.
Like nearly every AHL team, the Monarchs are facing a slew of changes on their roster [...]

Kevin Gravel talks contract, message from Kings

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Very few players enjoy a journey filled with smooth sailing on their way to the to the NHL. Once seen on track to be a Rob Scuderi-like defenseman for the Kings, questions have been now raised over Kevin Gravel’s “compete” level.
In what can be interpreted as a challenge to the St. Cloud State alum, the [...]

LA Kings 2014-15 Preseason Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mention

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In what has become one of our most-viewed series of articles over the past few years, it is time once again for a new edition of the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings. The content provided here has become almost the bible of prospect information, as we share all the latest thinking on the team’s [...]

LA Kings 2014 Rookie Camp Preview

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Dozens of the Kings top prospects are descending upon Los Angeles as you read this. They’re flying in from all over North America in advance of this year’s Rookie Camp, which is set to kick off this weekend at their training facility in El Segundo.
While the official roster has not been released yet, below is [...]

Contract updates on five LA Kings prospects

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Perhaps lost in the shuffle of the NHL being shut down back in September 2012, due to a lockout, was a rather interesting story surrounding one of the Kings key prospects at forward.
We began the tale a few months prior. Just after the Kings won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history, GM Dean Lombardi [...]

Second wave of Kings prospects joining Black Aces

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Yesterday we posted an article highlighting six players coming to Los Angeles to serve as this year’s Black Aces (a practice squad that NHL teams often use during the post-season). That initial list was comprised of forwards Colin Fraser and Linden Vey, defensemen Andrew Bodnarchuk, Andrew Campbell, and Brayden McNabb, along with goalie J.F. Berube. [...]

Kings prospect Kevin Gravel talks potential contract, pro debut

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It isn’t often defensive-defenseman receive a lot of fanfare. Under Dean Lombardi’s tenure, the Kings have not developed any of their own, unless you count the departed Davis Drewiske or Peter Harrold.
Kevin Gravel, the fourth rated Kings prospect according to MayorsManor, looks to be the first to change that.
After four seasons at St. Cloud State [...]

AHL: Monarchs shut out as three LA prospects make pro debut

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Heading into Friday’s game, the Manchester Monarchs had only seven regular season games remaining before their pursuit of the Calder Cup really begins. Having already locked up a spot in the postseason, these last few games will likely serve as a tuneup to fix any deficiencies and be at the top of their game for [...]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – top defensemen

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If you’ve landed on this article without reading the two previous entries in the series, you’re sort of joining the movie mid-way though. So, you may want to go back and catch up.
Twice a year we publish the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings. Our multi-part look at the team’s top young talent has become [...]

Four Kings prospects set to square off on TV

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It isn’t often you can watch four LA Kings prospects play on TV, but tonight is one of the rare exceptions. Better yet, you’ll be able to see two of the Kings top 10 prospects – one on defense and one at forward.
CBS Sports Network (DirecTV 221, Dish 152) is the place to be tonight [...]