UPDATE: Where Things Stand as NHL Teams Prep for AHL West

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As mentioned last season, the majority of teams in the NHL’s Pacific Division have spent the past few years exploring the idea of moving their top minor league […]

Bissonnette Opens Up on His Past, Present, and Future

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Following up on yesterday’s news that the Manchester Monarchs had signed Paul Bissonnette to a try out agreement, he participated in his second straight practice with the team earlier today. Shortly thereafter, MayorsManor caught up with the 29-year-old Ontario native, as he tries to get his career back on track.
The man known as Biz Nasty […]

Kings VP Mike Futa Explains Paul Bissonnette Signing

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Paul Bissonnette is fascinating.
He was a defenseman in the OHL who went on to become a left win g in the NHL.
He was a member of Canada’s Under-18 gold medal winning team and was named MVP of junior hockey’s Top Prospects game. Yet, in the NHL, he has primarily been known as a fighter.
During the […]

AHL: Dowd buries OT winner for Monarchs

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While the AHL is known as a development league for the NHL, one aspect forgotten by some is that more than just players are groomed for the big leagues. Often times, new rules are tested out in the minors before working their way into circulation in hockey’s most prominent professional league. Of these new rules […]

AHL: Monarchs weekend recap, including line brawl

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After a 10 AM game on Wednesday, the Manchester Monarchs wrapped up their week with two road games, traveling to Binghamton and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to face the Senators and Penguins respectively. On Friday, the Monarchs erased three one-goal leads by the Senators before falling in overtime.

In the game versus Binghamton, a line brawl broke out after […]

Mark Morris on Muzzin, McNabb, and ManchVegas

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After decades of promising to build from within, the Kings have finally stuck with it and flourished under GM Dean Lombardi. Among the many changes made to the team’s infrastructure in the months following the Massachusetts native coming to Los Angeles was to hire a former college coach to take over behind the bench of […]

AHL: Monarchs Magnificent in Morning Matchup

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For the Manchester Monarchs, being on the ice at 10 AM isn’t necessarily a novel idea, as the team regularly holds their practices at that time. However, once a year, when they step onto the ice Wednesday morning, they do so in front of a much larger crowd. The team holds a promotional game called […]

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 […]

AHL: Miller, Dowd tally goals in Monarchs 3-2 loss

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Last weekend, Manchester Monarchs head coach Mike Stothers was unhappy with his team’s inability to get shots on net. On Friday, his team managed to put 44 pucks on net, and yet only came away with two goals, as his team lost to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, led by former Kings coach Terry Murray.
Evidence of […]

Jordan Weal on Blocked Call-up to the Kings

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Not every prospect gets their chance to show what they’re made of at the NHL level. Those who are lucky enough to work their way onto a big league roster often hold their fate in their own hands. Play well enough and you stay in the league, living out your dream at the highest level possible. […]