LA Kings 2014-15 Prospect Rankings: The Coveted Top 5

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With the Honorable Mentions and Nos. 6-10 prospects previously revealed in other articles, we’re now prepared to share the final five players making up the latest edition of our L.A. Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings. The information below will serve as the third and final installment of our bi-annual look at the organization’s top young [...]

2014-15 Manchester Monarchs season preview

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For the first time since 2006, a new face will stand behind the bench for the Manchester Monarchs. Gone is Mark Morris, accepting a job as an assistant coach for the Florida Panthers, and in comes his replacement, Mike Stothers.
Like nearly every AHL team, the Monarchs are facing a slew of changes on their roster [...]

LA Kings 2014-15 Preseason Prospect Rankings: No. 6-10

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With the Manchester Monarchs season schedule about to get underway tomorrow, now is a great time to continue our bi-annual look at the Kings top prospects. Last week, we rolled out detailed write-ups on the seven prospects sitting just outside the Top 10 – Patrik Bartosak, J.F. Berube, Nick Ebert, Kevin Gravel, Zac Leslie, Roland [...]

Kevin Gravel talks contract, message from Kings

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Very few players enjoy a journey filled with smooth sailing on their way to the to the NHL. Once seen on track to be a Rob Scuderi-like defenseman for the Kings, questions have been now raised over Kevin Gravel’s “compete” level.
In what can be interpreted as a challenge to the St. Cloud State alum, the [...]

Kings Final Roster Moves Set, Ready for 2014-15

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With the Kings final preseason game now in the books and the NHL season ready to kick off on Wednesday night, it’s now time for the remaining bit of housekeeping coming out of training camp – submitting the final 23-man roster to the league.
Word here is Weal will indeed be back in Manch. Expect that [...]

LA Kings 2014-15 Preseason Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mention

Ebert King by Mike Zampelli

In what has become one of our most-viewed series of articles over the past few years, it is time once again for a new edition of the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings. The content provided here has become almost the bible of prospect information, as we share all the latest thinking on the team’s [...]

Kings Camp 2014: Checking in with Vincent LoVerde

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Every hockey player’s path is different. Some, like Drew Doughty, are early first round picks and step into the league right away. Others have a longer road in pursuit of fulfilling their NHL dreams.
After four seasons at Miami University, Vincent LoVerde’s professional journey began by being cut from an ECHL team. From there, LoVerde landed [...]

Kings Camp Preview: 7 Questions with Dman Andrew Bodnarchuk

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Even without suiting up for a single NHL game, one could argue that last season was a career best for Manchester Monarchs defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk. In his sixth professional season, the former Bruins draft pick put up 32 points, 12 more than his previous best of 20. On top of that, his +43 rating left [...]

Kings Camp Preview: 7 Questions with Goalie JF Berube

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Getting a call-up to the NHL is the moment most professional players dream of. It marks their first time to show the world their skills and gives them an opportunity to show they belong.
What often isn’t seen are the opportunities that call-ups can lead to for players still stuck in the minors. Entering last season, [...]

Kings to interview top candidate for Machester head coach

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So the Kings won the Stanley Cup, and everybody went on vacation, right?
Not so fast.
As if the organization doesn’t have enough on its plate of late – like getting new long-term contracts done for Matt Greene and Marian Gaborik – there is at least one other pressing item heating up on what should be an [...]