AHL: Notes and highlights – Monarchs drop first game in regulation

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As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Coming in to Friday night’s game, the Monarchs had not lost a game in regulation. With Kings GM Dean Lombardi, his Special Assistant Jack Ferreira and Director of Amateur Scouting Mark Yannetti in attendance, the Monarchs finally met their match in the St. John’s [...]

2013-14 Manchester Monarchs Home Opener Preview

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The following article was prepared by Andy Tonge, who is based in New Hampshire and will serve as our AHL correspondent throughout the season. Although his primary focus will be weekly coverage of the Manchester Monarchs, he’ll also be sharing notes, quotes and observations related to other top prospects playing in the AHL.
Starting the season [...]

Prediction Time – LA Kings 2013-14 opening night roster

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After all the hand-wringing and head-scratching that went on this summer over the Kings roster, it’s all about to become crystal clear in the next 48 hours. Some people will like the results, others won’t. Regardless, there are several tough choices ahead for GM Dean Lombardi, coach Darryl Sutter and their key lieutenants.
Based on everything we’ve [...]

Done deal, Martin Jones has new two-year contract with Kings

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Sneaking into the Kings training facility just as the puck was about to drop on a rookie game Monday night probably wasn’t as easy as Martin Jones first figured.
That’s par for the course though when you travel through life standing 6-foot-4, people will notice you. Sporting an all black Toronto Blue Jays hat – again, maybe [...]

Martin Jones holdout officially under way, plus Mathieu Garon headed to LA

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According to LAX security footage and various flight manifests, all of the Kings prospects have safely arrived in Los Angeles for Rookie Camp, minus just one name.  Per hotel records, the others have checked in and are eagerly awaiting their physicals and conditioning tests tomorrow.
Goaltender Martin Jones is the lone player not in town, thus [...]

What to expect from the LA Kings at the 2013 NHL Draft

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After sitting through a very boring fall, where the NHL didn’t play any games in October, November or December – things have been moving along at a fairly break-neck pace ever since.
First came 48 games in 99 days, then the post-season, the NHL Awards (well, sort of), the crowning of a new champion…and now, this [...]

Lombardi explains how and why Bernier was dealt to Toronto

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We already have comments from Dean Lombardi talking about Bud Holloway, Willie Mitchell, Dustin Penner and Rob Scuderi from today’s conference call up on the homepage. Now, let’s double back and take a look at how this all started – a trade that sent goaltender Jonathan Bernier to Toronto.
“Since last year,” Lombardi said, when asked how [...]

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 – Andreoff doubles up in Sat win

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
MANCHESTER, NH – The Manchester Monarchs took a 3-0 first period lead and held on for a 4-3 victory over the Hershey Bears at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday night.
Manchester (34-31-3-4) is in third place in the Atlantic Division with 75 points. Hershey (33-30-3-6) is [...]

Highlights and notes from Manch – Forbort, Kozun and Weal

Late Friday afternoon, defenseman Derek Forbort, the Kings first round draft pick in 2010, agreed to terms with the club and will leave the University of North Dakota after three seasons. He is expected to arrive in Manchester later today and will join the Monarchs for the remainder of the season. We’ll have more on [...]