MayorsManor Live Radio with Monarchs head coach Mark Morris

Even with the NHL in lockout mode, there’s plenty of hockey action ramping up across North America. Out east in New Hampshire the LA Kings top minor league affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, are wrapping up their first week of training camp.
Tomorrow night they’ll kick off their exhibition schedule vs. the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (affiliate of the New York [...]

Monarchs Training Camp – exclusive photos, Voynov update, etc.

There might not be any training camp news coming out of Los Angeles at the moment, however things are starting to heat up on the other side of the country.
In advance of the AHL season getting underway soon, the Manchester Monarchs opened camp this weekend and dozens of Kings prospects took to the ice yesterday.  [...]

Kaunisto the correspondent reports from Nolan’s Cup party

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Former Kings prospect Ray Kaunisto is in transition. After playing in Manchester for the past two seasons, his contract wasn’t renewed and he’s currently in search of a team – a process he talked with us about a few weeks ago here.
For the early part of the summer he shut down his twitter account, much [...]

Ray Kaunisto: reflections on Manchester and some word association

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If you’ve been following the development of Kings prospects over the last few seasons, you’re likely already aware of several ‘big names’ – guys like Tyler Toffoli, Derek Forbort, Jake Muzzin and so on. Yet, if you keep up with MayorsManor, you’ve also been introduced to one of the more colorful characters to come along in [...]

EXCLUSIVE: MayorsManor on-ice interview with Ted and Jordan Nolan

To see what Jordan told us just before the Stanley Cup Finals started, click here.
He also shared some personal thoughts about his parents earlier in the playoffs, when both were in town to see him play.  Click here to watch that video.
If it’s more coverage from the ice that you want…well, yesterday we posted our celebratory [...]

Jordan Nolan with some pre-Finals thoughts…and chirps

Over the last few days we’ve taken some laps around the LA Kings locker room and posted video interviews with just about everybody. Now, it’s time to check in with rookie Jordan Nolan…

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RAW VIDEO: locker room chat with Jordan on Ted Nolan

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Kings rookie Jordan Nolan has two special visitors in town this weekend, his mom and dad (former NHL head coach Ted Nolan). After practice today he shared a few stories with MayorsManor, check it out…

Earlier this season, Nolan broke down his first NHL fight for us in an interview here.
For more recent news – links [...]

Colin Fraser – ‘I’ll just reap the benefits from their hard work’

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In his fourth full NHL season, Colin Fraser may have finally found his place in the league.
After being selected 69th overall by Philadelphia at the 2003 draft, he was already traded to Chicago before finishing his junior hockey career with the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels. And although the Blackhawks won a Stanley Cup in 2010, Fraser didn’t [...]

Dwight King remains a work in progress for LA

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Every player has a story. Looking over the NHL rosters you can point to the first round picks who came into the league as teenagers, life-long minor leaguers who are just up for a game or two and even the veterans who are pushing 1,000 games played. Then, you have guys like Dwight King, who [...]

Sutter, Clifford and Nolan on fighting, being physical

Fighting is down in the NHL about 20-25%, according to recent statements by Commissioner Gary Bettman.
Scoring for the LA Kings has been, well until recently, down significantly since last year too.
For Kyle Clifford, it’s been a bit of mixed bag in those two areas. True, his fighting majors are down – he had 18 last [...]