Jari Kurri talks Kings’ first Stanley Cup and GM roles

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The press box in Manchester has seen plenty of interesting names over the course of this season. Among them was Duane Sutter, brother of Kings’ coach Darryl, who was there to scout for the Edmonton Oilers. Recently retired player – and now scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets – Blake Geoffrion also took in a [...]

AHL: Livingston scores two in Monarchs victory

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A day after faces familiar to the LA Kings were in Manchester for the Monarchs game versus the Phantoms, a Hall of Famer was in attendance to watch the team take on the division rival Providence Bruins. Fresh off of serving as the general manager for the bronze medal winning Team Finland at the Sochi [...]

Brayden McNabb’s first interview since traded to the Kings

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As first reported by MayorsManor on Wednesday – and in a trade that that will always be remembered as temporarily crashing the site – the Kings sent two of their top prospects to Buffalo for Brayden McNabb. Many were scratching their heads and asking, ‘Who is this former Sabres draft pick?’
We’ve already heard from GM [...]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – the countdown begins

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As the NHL trade season heats up, it’s always a good time to check in on the Kings top prospects. Which players are moving up our rankings, and how are the overall skills developing at various positions throughout the organization? Those are certainly important questions to answer as general managers like Dean Lombardi evaluate their [...]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – honorable mention

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Yes, it’s that time of the year again, where we go for a deep dive on the top prospects in the LA Kings organization.
Before we begin though, let’s bring new readers up to speed a bit. Now, some might view this as bragging or tooting our own horn, but we prefer to think of it [...]

AHL: Shore’s two goal night seals Monarchs victory

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It wasn’t pretty, but the Manchester Monarchs closed out another three games in three days weekend with a win. Facing a division rival for the second straight night, the Monarchs were tasked with facing the Worcester Sharks and Troy Grosenick, a goalie who had performed well in previous meetings.
As mentioned previously, Martin Jones was on [...]

AHL: Fraser and Weal help fuel Monarchs to come from behind win

Special teams can be the deciding factor in any given hockey game. A hot powerplay can fuel a team to victory, while a weak penalty kill can sink a team’s chances at the win. For the Manchester Monarchs, a night in which their penalty kill allowed three goals would not hold them back from victory.
Saturday [...]

AHL: Monarchs, Fraser lose to Falcons in shootout

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Nobody said hockey is a fair game. After spending the past six seasons in the NHL, winning two Stanley Cups in that time, Colin Fraser was sent down to the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL. Friday marked his debut with the team, as they hosted Springfield.
The visiting Falcons would open the scoring thanks to former [...]

Colin Fraser after his first game in Manchester

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Prior to Friday night in Manchester, Colin Fraser hadn’t played in the AHL since suiting up for the Rockford IceHogs in 2008. However, after being put on waivers by the LA Kings just as the NHL was going on their Olympic break – and ultimately going unclaimed by one of the 29 other clubs – [...]

AHL: Martin Jones stops 40 in shootout victory

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There’s something about the St. John’s IceCaps that gives the Manchester Monarchs trouble every time the two teams meet. While the Monarchs sit atop the AHL standings, they have only won three of nine meeting with the Winnipeg Jets primary affiliate coming into Sunday’s game.
One factor possibly playing into the struggles versus their division rivals [...]