FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio talking LA Kings Trade Scenarios

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Sunday night, host Jonathan Davis welcomed John Hoven back to the 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network radio to discuss several trade scenarios involving the Los Angeles Kings. Among the players discussed were: Anze Kopitar, Tyler Toffoli, Dwight King, Michael Mersch, Adrian Kenmpe, Valentin Zykov, Alec Martinez, Jake Muzzin, Brayden McNabb, Trevor Lewis, and more.
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Kings prospect Nic Dowd on Mersch, Zykov, and the Ontario Reign

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LA Kings prospect Nic Dowd, who is expected to be listed in the next installment of our 2015-16 Early Season Rankings (hint, hint), recently caught up with MayorsManor, where the Alabama native and former college hockey player talked about assuming one of the key roles at center for the Ontario Reign this season, how to […]

Video and Notes: Kempe, Mersch Score as Reign Roll Through Barracuda 3-0

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Andrew Crescenzi tapped home a loose puck just 67 seconds into the game and the Ontario Reign never looked back in defeating the San Jose Barracuda 3-0 on Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena improving to 5-0.  Adrian Kempe got his first of the season on a pretty pass from Sean Backman on […]

Rob Blake Interview Part 1 – on Mersch, AHL in Ontario

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After the Ontario Reign’s 3-0 win over the San Jose Barracuda, Reign General Manger Rob Blake met with the media postgame.
On Michael Mersch playing in Ontario Compared to LA:
“I thought he had a tremendous training camp also in that aspect.  He does a lot of things that are hard to find in the league, puck […]

Zykov Powers Ontario Reign to Comeback Win in Home Opener

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A quick offensive explosion that took 2:42 brought the Ontario Reign from being shutout and losing 3-0 to leading 4-3, which the Reign would never look back and ultimately winning the game 5-4.  The sellout crowd of 9,491 fans roared when Kevin Gravel’s power play goal put the Reign on top 4-3, sparking the end […]

Kings Final Roster Moves, Preparing for 2015-16 NHL Season

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With the Kings final preseason game scheduled for later tonight in Las Vegas, there is still a little bit of housekeeping to prepare for over the next few days, as each team has to submit their final 23-man roster to the league prior to the puck dropping on the 2015-16 regular season.
When the team sent […]

Analysis: Mersch Shines In Return, Monarchs Take 1-0 Lead In CCF

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When Michael Mersch went down thanks to a hit from Dylan McIlrath in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals, fans collectively held their breaths. In the previous two games, the forward had totaled five goals and been an integral part of what is arguably been the best line in hockey throughout the playoffs. It should come […]

Michael Mersch Pots Overtime Goal, Talks Monarchs Game 1 Victory

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LA Kings prospect Michael Mersch remains the leading rookie point producer in the 2015 AHL Calder Cup Playoffs, and added to his incredible postseason run by scoring a pair of goals in Manchester’s 3-2 OT victory on Saturday, including the game winner. His first of the night came early in the third period (2:23), on […]

MayorsManor Live: Calder Cup Final Preview with Yannetti and Tonge

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It all comes down to this. Beginning Saturday night in Manchester, the 2015 Calder Cup will kick off, with the host Monarchs taking on the Utica Comets. Their parent clubs, the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks, have had plenty of playoff battles; now these two teams will meet for the first time […]

AHL: Monarchs Take Commanding 3-0 Series Lead – Analysis, Video, Line Combos


The goal for all 30 AHL teams coming into this year is simple – to win the Calder Cup. The league’s equivalent of the Stanley Cup, the trophy requires a grueling, several month battle to take home. In their final season in the league, the Manchester Monarchs are now one win away from fighting for […]