Milan Lucic – ‘Kings Are Stanley Cup Contenders Next Season’

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Following the Kings trade for Milan Lucic earlier this afternoon, the former Boston Bruin forward spoke with the media via conference call and shared the following:
On his feelings being traded away from Boston:
“It was definitely an emotional call. I could sense it his (Sweeney) voice that it was an emotional call for him and even […]

Lombardi on Lucic Trade – ‘We gave up quite a bit; right fit though’

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We will have a lot more content up soon from this afternoon’s conference call with newly acquirred Kings forward Milan Lucic and GM Dean Lombardi. To get started, here is the first part of the call with Lombardi…
On how long he was looking at this trade and/or working on it:
“I enquired about him at the […]

TRADE REVISITED: Mike Richards for Simmonds and Schenn

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The following article was originally posted on MayorsManor in October 2011. Since then, the Kings have won two Stanley Cups. In honor of the four year anniversary of the Mike Richards trade, we take a look back once again…
In the 40-plus year history of the Los Angeles Kings franchise, there have been some pretty big […]

UPDATE: Mike Richards on Waivers; Buyout Next?

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By now, nearly everybody knows there is much more to the story. His play has declined over the past few seasons – or at least his production has – and he simply isn’t cap-friendly enough for the Kings to hold on to at this point, with a contract that has five years remaining at $5.75M per. GM […]

Kings and Mike Reilly May Have Hit a Serious Snag

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The Kings pursuit of free agent college defenseman Mike Reilly continues. He was even in Los Angeles recently to tour the team’s training facility and get a firsthand look at the lay of the land. However, things may have hit a significant wrinkle since.
Coming off a year in which he was an offensive powerhouse […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings pursuit of Reilly, Forbort, Jones

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about a myriad of topics, including: the LA Kings pursuit of free agent defenseman Mike Reilly, Andrej Sekera, Martin Jones new contract, goaltending prospect, J.F. Berube, Anze Kopitar’s contract extension, Columbus […]

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, […]

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 […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: LA Kings, Richards, Toffoli, Conn Smythe

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about a myriad of topics, including: the LA Kings possibly trading Mike Richards [detailed in writing here], an offer sheet for Tyler Toffoli, the Chicago Blackhawks becoming America’s Team, which Tampa […]

Ahead Of Game 4, Monarchs’ Assistant Chris Hajt Talks Defense

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While there has been plenty of talk, and praise, for the work Mike Stothers has done in his first year behind the Monarchs’ bench, plenty of credit should also be directed to his assistant Chris Hajt. The 36 year old came over after spending the past five years in the same role with the Guelph […]