Blake on Kings Top Defensive Prospects and What’s Next

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Building on our article yesterday with Manchester coach Mike Stothers, we went a little higher up the chain of command and connected with Rob Blake regarding Derek Forbort being called up. During our discussion with the Kings Assistant GM, he also worked in two other players recently named to the team’s Top 10 Prospects list. Additionally, […]

Manchester Coach Adds More Notes on Forbort, Plus Trivia

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Yesterday, MayorsManor broke news that the Kings would officially be calling up 2010 first round draft pick Derek Forbort. As noted in Tuesday’s article, Forbort is the lone player remaining from the 30 guys selected in the first round of the 2010 Draft to make his NHL debut. However, even though he did practice in […]

Confirmed: Kings Calling Up Derek Forbort, 10 Tidbits

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At the 2010 NHL Draft, held in Los Angeles for the first time, there was a buzz in the air about midway through the first round. GM Dean Lombardi was about to do what he does best at the league’s annual event, swap some assets with one of his cohorts. Dealin’ Dean ultimately traded his first round […]

AHL: O’Neill Pots Pair, Monarchs Win

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If history has taught us anything about hockey, it is that a hot goalie can steal games for his team. For decades, games have single-handedly been won and lost on the backs of netminders. On Saturday, the Manchester Monarchs ran into a goaltender at the top of his game, yet still found a way to […]

AHL: Richards Named First Star In Monarchs Win

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Lost in all the Mike Richards trade talk is the fact that there is a team that is still counting on him to be a productive hockey player. Despite his noted struggles in the NHL, the Manchester Monarchs are relying on Richards to focus on the game and help them pick up wins. This is […]

Bissonnette Finds Comfort With AHL Contract

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Life as a professional hockey player isn’t always easy. Every day is a struggle – whether it is for ice time, or even simply to keep your job. Few know this better than Paul Bissonnette.
After several seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes, the tough forward was not signed to another contract and left free to explore […]

Mike Richards Talks Skipping White House Visit

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There are many perks to winning a major sports championship. Parades through the city, diamond-filled rings, and raising banners are commonplace for teams who win it all in their respective sports. Mike Richards experienced all of those as a member of the LA Kings after winning two Stanley Cups in three seasons.
Earlier this week, he […]

AHL: Monarchs Victorious In Richards Debut

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Throughout his hockey career, there has been one constant in Mike Richards’ career – winning. At every level, Richards has won championships and been a part of winning teams. After two Stanley Cup victories with the Kings, Richards was waived and assigned to the Manchester Monarchs. It was only fitting that his debut with the […]

Mike Richards Very Candid After His First AHL Game

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After watching his team win its second Stanley Cup in three seasons, Kings GM Dean Lombardi had a debate on his hands – what should he do with Mike Richards? Last off-season was the final chance NHL clubs were given to use an amnesty buyout, where by those dollars would not take up future salary […]

UPDATED: AHL West Official Announcement Set for Thursday

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At Sunday’s AHL Board of Governors meeting in upstate New York, a vote was taken to finalize the plan to create an AHL West division (a concept first reported on by MayorsManor last spring). All parties were bound to silence regarding the closed door discussion by league president Dave Andrews. However, we have learned that relocation […]