Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings: No. 3, 4, and 5

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After a drawn out process that has lasted much longer than we originally anticipated (and, yes, we apologize and thank you for your patience), we are inching closer to wrapping up our early season look at the LA Kings Top 10 Prospects.
As noted previously, these bi-annual rankings provide some of the most popular content […]

Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings: No. 6, 7, and 8

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Continuing with our early season countdown, it’s time to look at the next batch of players on our LA Kings Top 10 Prospects list. As a quick reminder, these bi-annual rankings provide some of the most popular content we produce each year, in large part due to the amount of effort that goes into gathering […]

Nick Shore and Jordan Weal Get New Contracts with Kings

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Fresh on the heels of a new two-year deal with forward Andy Andreoff on Wednesday, the LA Kings have reached agreements with two of their other Restricted Free Agents, as we reported on twitter earlier today:

#LAKings contract news: Nick Shore’s new deal is for 2 years. YR1 is a two-way (he doesn’t need waivers to […]

Dev Camp Quotes: Cernak, Leslie, and Lintuniemi Could Play on Reign Blueline

Lintuniemi Kings Camp

The battle for playing time on the Ontario Reign blueline next year is expected to be rather fierce. Derek Forbort, the Kings 2010 first round pick, may or may not be back in the AHL – depending on what happens during the team’s training camp in September. Kevin Gravel will be back, as will Nick […]

Hard Work Pays Off; Kings Defensive Prospect Gets New Contract

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Even in today’s world of instant gratification, there is still something to be said for good ol’ fashioned hard work, dedication, and patience.
Last June, just prior to us breaking the news of defenseman Kevin Gravel, originally selected by the Kings in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Draft, signing an AHL-only deal with Manchester, […]

VIDEO: Monarchs Claim First Calder Cup Championship

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For a detailed look at the Manchester Monarchs Game 5 victory in the Calder Cup Final, be sure to check out Andy Tonge’s article here. Below are highlights from the game, including the postgame celebration, and comments from the Utica Commets…

MORE CALDER CUP FINAL COVERAGE:
FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio – Weal, Mersch, Kings Draft […]

Manchester Monarchs Leave AHL On Top Of AHL’s Throne

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The miracle ride for the Manchester Monarchs is over. While the team will still be around as the Kings’ ECHL affiliate, their final season in the AHL has come and gone. After 14 season, royalty reigns in the AHL, as the Manchester Monarchs won the 2015 Calder Cup.
For the third straight game, and sixth straight […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio – Weal, Mersch, Kings Draft Plans

Monarchs Calder Cup Champions

John Hoven of MayorsManor, Chicago sports columnist Barry Rozner, and Steve Simmons on the Toronto Sun joined Jonathan Davis for this week’s edition of the 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network radio. Among the topics discussed were the Calder Cup Final, which players from the Manchester Monarchs could make the Kings roster next season, Jordan […]

ANALYSIS: Monarchs Now One Win Away From Calder Cup

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Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals may have been the most trying contest of the Manchester Monarchs’ season. Already without Jeff Schultz, the team lost AHL MVP Brian O’Neill and goalie with the most wins in the league in JF Berube. How they responded on Friday for Game 4 was nothing short of extraordinary, […]

CCF: Adrian Kempe Quotes After Monarchs Game 4 Victory

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LA Kings 2014 first-round pick Adrian Kempe scored again in Game 4 helping Manchester win 6-3 in Game 4 of the Calder Cup Finals against the Utica Comets.  After the game Kempe spoke with Mayor’s Manor.
On the overall game for the Monarchs:
“We had a really good game, probably our best of the series.  We came […]