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 [...]

AHL: Toffoli, Vey dominate in Monarchs victory

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As the top nations compete in Sochi for Olympic gold, the AHL continues on with business as usual. Many NHL teams sent eligible young players to their farm teams to continue getting ice time and working on their case, a move which has paid dividends for the Manchester Monarchs.
While the team has spent the majority [...]

AHL: Martin Jones shuts out baby Devils

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After a game where seemingly nothing went their way the night before, the Manchester Monarchs were hungry a win heading into the AHL All Star break.
Still reaping the benefits of the Olympic break, the Monarchs’ loaded roster took on the Albany Devils on Sunday afternoon. Luckily for Manchester, Albany was without injured starting goalie Keith [...]

AHL: Deslauriers’ two points not enough, Monarchs lose 3-2

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With the Olympic games in Sochi looming, the Manchester Monarchs reaped the benefits of the lull in NHL action.
Returning to the Monarchs lineup on Saturday night were Tyler Toffoli, Jeff Schultz, and Martin Jones, all key contributors in their own way. With a revitalized lineup, Manchester looked to take down division rivals in the Providence [...]