POLL: What To Do With Mike Richards

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Building on the story posted Monday morning – where we reviewed why center Mike Richards returned to Los Angeles, rather than traveling with the Manchester Monarchs to St. John’s, Newfoundland for their three-game series – what do you think should happen next…

What should LA do with Richards?
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Gravel Impressing During AHL Rookie Season

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For a defensive-defenseman, being compared to two-time Stanley Cup winner Rob Scuderi is high praise. Yet, during his first three years at St. Cloud State University, Michigan-native Kevin Gravel did just that and looked destined for a future spot on the Los Angeles Kings blueline.
Then, Gravel was left with a decision – sign a professional contract […]

AHL: Patrik Bartosak’s Guide To Being A Better Driver

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If you have followed Kings prospect Patrik Bartosak on Twitter for any amount of time, you have probably already realized that the Czech native is not a big fan of other drivers (note: If you have a Twitter account, Bartosak is a must follow). After signing an entry level contract with Los Angeles near the […]

Shore Sent Down (Sort of), Richards Status, and Deadline Update

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As pretty much expected if you read this article here, the Kings did not make any additional deals before today’s NHL Trade Deadline. However, they did make a roster move, sending 22-year-old center Nick Shore to Manchester.
Now, before you go jumping to conclusions, it was what they call a paper transaction and is very common […]

AHL: Bartosak Picks Up Monarchs Win In Net

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In professional hockey, more often than not, out-shooting your opponent is a good recipe for success. Throwing more pucks on net usually correlates to more scoring chances, and thus more goals. With that being said, the Manchester Monarchs seem to be a bit of an anomaly. On home ice this season, the team was 8-0 […]

INTERVIEW: Catching Up With Mike Richards

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While rumors continue to swirl about his future (this article is a must read), Mike Richards has continued to go about his business as a member of the Manchester Monarchs. In six games with the team, he has collected two goals and six assists, totaling eight points. Two of those points came on Saturday, as […]

Blake on Kings Top Defensive Prospects and What’s Next

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Building on our article yesterday with Manchester coach Mike Stothers, we went a little higher up the chain of command and connected with Rob Blake regarding Derek Forbort being called up. During our discussion with the Kings Assistant GM, he also worked in two other players recently named to the team’s Top 10 Prospects list. Additionally, […]

Manchester Coach Adds More Notes on Forbort, Plus Trivia

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Yesterday, MayorsManor broke news that the Kings would officially be calling up 2010 first round draft pick Derek Forbort. As noted in Tuesday’s article, Forbort is the lone player remaining from the 30 guys selected in the first round of the 2010 Draft to make his NHL debut. However, even though he did practice in […]

Confirmed: Kings Calling Up Derek Forbort, 10 Tidbits

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At the 2010 NHL Draft, held in Los Angeles for the first time, there was a buzz in the air about midway through the first round. GM Dean Lombardi was about to do what he does best at the league’s annual event, swap some assets with one of his cohorts. Dealin’ Dean ultimately traded his first round […]

Bissonnette Finds Comfort With AHL Contract

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Life as a professional hockey player isn’t always easy. Every day is a struggle – whether it is for ice time, or even simply to keep your job. Few know this better than Paul Bissonnette.
After several seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes, the tough forward was not signed to another contract and left free to explore […]