AHL: Monarchs dynamic offense powers victory

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Looking at the Manchester Monarchs’ offense on paper entering the season, there were questions as to whether they’d be able to produce offense without the likes of Tyler Toffoli, Tanner Pearson, Linden Vey, Nic Deslauriers, and Brandon Kozun. Through the team’s first 20 games, head coach Mike Stothers’ team has shown they can light the […]

AHL: Dowd buries OT winner for Monarchs

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While the AHL is known as a development league for the NHL, one aspect forgotten by some is that more than just players are groomed for the big leagues. Often times, new rules are tested out in the minors before working their way into circulation in hockey’s most prominent professional league. Of these new rules […]

AHL: Monarchs Magnificent in Morning Matchup

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For the Manchester Monarchs, being on the ice at 10 AM isn’t necessarily a novel idea, as the team regularly holds their practices at that time. However, once a year, when they step onto the ice Wednesday morning, they do so in front of a much larger crowd. The team holds a promotional game called […]

AHL: Miller, Dowd tally goals in Monarchs 3-2 loss

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Last weekend, Manchester Monarchs head coach Mike Stothers was unhappy with his team’s inability to get shots on net. On Friday, his team managed to put 44 pucks on net, and yet only came away with two goals, as his team lost to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, led by former Kings coach Terry Murray.
Evidence of […]

AHL: Shore, Weal score in Monarchs 3-1 win

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On Friday, Manchester suffered a 4-0 defeat to the hands of the Hershey Bears. While the team wasn’t as sharp as they’d like to be, they followed it up with a dominant performance versus division rival St. John’s. When Hershey rolled back in town for a Sunday afternoon rematch, the Monarchs were hungry for revenge […]

Calgary Flames teenage prospect setting NHL on fire this month

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When the Calgary Flames arrived in New Jersey for the 2013 Draft, they were the envy of the league – a position they haven’t been in for much of the past 10 years. Holding three picks in the first round was, at least on paper, going to give them a good shot at rebuilding a […]

Carter, Richardson on Justin Williams and Avs’ Shane O’Brien

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Earlier today we posted some comments from LA Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi about last night’s charity game and the ongoing NHL lockout.  Now, let’s check in with a handful of other players for some more post-game quotes…
– Brad Richardson, who netted two goals in the game, had a few thoughts on one of them being assisted by […]

LA Kings at Colorado Avalanche – what to watch for

Today’s will be just the second back-to-back series of the season for LA…and, unfortunately, they’ll be doing it at high altitude.
On the plus side, the Kings have dominated the Avs of late – winning eight of the last nine games, including five straight and the last three in Denver.
Colorado’s home record is also one of […]

Kings at Avalanche: pre-game links, rosters and listen live

A few quick links to get you ready for tonight’s game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Colorado Avalanche:
* Over the summer, the Avs signed free agent defenseman Shane O’Brien – that’s a name Kings fans may remember from the 2010 NHL playoffs, when he was with the Vancouver Canucks. Kevin Westgarth and […]

Westgarth and Simmonds on Nashville’s O’Brien

Many professional athletes have memories like elephants. They rarely forget key moments in a game, even many years down the road.
Some situations are more recent. Thus, they’re still fresh in the minds of the participants.
Case in point, Shane O’Brien took on Wayne Simmonds in game five of the Kings playoff series with Vancouver last spring. […]