AHL: Monarchs Survive, Advance To Conference Semifinals

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After setting themselves up in a great position to succeed by finishing first overall in the AHL, the Manchester Monarchs don’t like to make things easy on themselves. Cruising to two easy victories in Games 1 and 2, the Monarchs lost in the last seconds of Game 3 and played some of their worst hockey […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Round 2 Predictions & the Worlds

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about round two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, what the Anaheim Ducks did right, what the Calgary Flames did wrong, predictions for each series, how to fix the St. Louis Blues, […]

Monarchs Coach Evaluates State of the Series Prior to Game 4

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With two decisive wins in their opening games of a best-of-five first round series with Portland, the Manchester Monarchs were likely thinking a sweep was possible. Their 5-2 victory in Game 1 was bettered when they downed the Pirates 6-2 in Game 2. However, when they left the comforts of home and traveled to Portland […]

Kings Prospect Tracker: OHL and USHL Playoffs Heating Up

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Although several of the Kings prospects were eliminated from the junior hockey playoffs rather early, several still remain in contention and are contributing to their team’s success. Here’s a quick overview of what has gone down in the last week…
MIKE AMADIO: Forward, North Bay Battalion (3rd round pick in 2014, OHL)
Regular season: 24 goals, 47 […]

ENCORE: Kings Asst Davis Payne on MayorsManor Live

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During the NHL lockout in late 2012, several of the Kings players and prospects joined us weekly on MayorsManor Live. Additionally, assistant coach Davis Payne, who had recently been brought in to replace Jamie Kompon, made a highly entertaining appearance on the show.
In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we now proudly present an encore […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Stoll, Payne, Ducks Swagger

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about the Jarret Stoll situation, who might be the next head coach in Los Angeles, Mike Richards potentially being bought out, Dean Lombardi, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, Anaheim Ducks, Winnipeg […]

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 […]

LA Kings Prospect Tracker: One Debuts, Others Roll in Playoffs

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It was quite the week among the land of the LA Kings prospects. Their 2014 first round draft pick, Adrian Kempe, made his North American debut, and a few junior-level prospects are now on a collision course in the OHL playoffs. Check out all the details…
MIKE AMADIO: Forward, North Bay Battalion (3rd round pick in […]

Rob Blake Clear on Monarchs’ Playoff Mission

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From the moment we first started posting stories about the Kings’ plans to move their top minor league affiliate from Manchester to the West Coast, Monarchs fans were – understandably – disappointed. However, it certainly can’t be argued the team is going away quietly.
After recently wrapping up the best record in the AHL, and […]

Jordan Weal on Not Playing in LA, Being Back in Manchester

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The recent adventures of Jordan Weal have been nothing short of perplexing. After once again being among the leading goal scorers for the Manchester Monarchs, and often nights their most consistent player, the Kings recalled their 2010 third round draft pick late last week, with the general assumption that he would make his NHL debut […]