Puck Probability: Odds for Islanders at Kings, November 6

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Home sweet home is likely what Kings players and fans are thinking – or at least secretly hoping. After a road trip that was pretty ugly through the first four games, Darryl Sutter’s team managed to salvage a win in Dallas on Tuesday night to end things on a high note. Now, the Islanders – […]

Hickey, Tavares, Getzlaf talk Islanders 5-2 loss to Ducks

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Those Anaheim Ducks just keep on rolling, running their home record to 11-0-2 after a 5-2 win over the visiting New York Islanders on Monday night.  Now sitting at 21-7-5 overall (47 points), they’re tied with Chicago for the overall NHL lead. Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf extended their points streaks and Jonas Hiller once again […]

Lombardi and players help close the book on Thomas Hickey

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If there are two sides to every story, the truth about Thomas Hickey probably lies somewhere in the middle.
Kings GM Dean Lombardi was hired in April 2006, two months in advance of the NHL Draft that June. With his first selection as the head of the team’s table at the league’s annual ball for amateur players, Lombardi selected […]

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 […]

Video highlights – Hickey and Kozun score, Monarchs drop final game of 2012

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MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Monarchs rallied from a two goal deficit but fell in their annual New Year’s Eve Celebration game to the Worcester Sharks, 3-2, at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Monday night.
Manchester (14-15-2-2) is in fourth place in the Atlantic Division with 32 […]

VIDEO: Thomas Hickey scores, teddy bears fall from the sky

It was another AHL special for Manchester this weekend – three games in three days. Things started with a 4-2 loss to Portland on Friday. However, the team quickly rebounded, posting a 3-2 win Saturday night in Adirondack vs coach Terry Murray’s baby Flyers.  So, Sunday’s game brought a chance for the Monarchs to win back-to-back games […]

MayorsManor Live Radio with LA Kings prospect Andy Andreoff

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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 […]

Video highlights – Hickey scores, Sharks def Monarchs 3-2

After leading their division most of the season, Manchester lost some ground over the weekend and now sit in third place with 25 points – trailing the Providence Bruins and Worcester Sharks.
They had an offensive explosion on Saturday, posting nine goals on the Connecticut Whale. However, after losses on Friday (Providence) and Sunday (Worcester), the […]

The Hockey News gives LA Kings prospect pool a C+

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This year’s edition of Future Watch, a special publication put out annually by the folks at The Hockey News, brings a mixed bag of information regarding the LA Kings prospect pool. First off, they gave the team an overall grade of C+, which is quite a drop off from the A- rating of last year.
However, […]

LA Kings prospect Nick Deslauriers starting to find his way

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Nick Deslauriers (photo: Scott Slingsby)

About 400 miles down the Atlantic coast, gym-tan-laundry is all the rage. Yet, for Kings prospect Nick Deslauriers, it’s more about training, eating and shopping when he’s not at the rink.
Earlier this week, we spoke by phone and talked about his adjustment to the AHL, as well as his first professional […]