POLL: What To Do With Mike Richards

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Building on the story posted Monday morning – where we reviewed why center Mike Richards returned to Los Angeles, rather than traveling with the Manchester Monarchs to St. John’s, Newfoundland for their three-game series – what do you think should happen next…

What should LA do with Richards?
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BREAKING NEWS: Update on Mike Richards Whereabouts


It hasn’t quite tuned into a case of Where’s Waldo, yet the whereabouts of center Mike Richards has quietly been causing a stir over the last 24 hours.
Nothing is wrong – don’t worry – nor is a call-up in the works… at least nothing is imminent at the moment.
For the better part of a month, […]

Shore Sent Down (Sort of), Richards Status, and Deadline Update

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As pretty much expected if you read this article here, the Kings did not make any additional deals before today’s NHL Trade Deadline. However, they did make a roster move, sending 22-year-old center Nick Shore to Manchester.
Now, before you go jumping to conclusions, it was what they call a paper transaction and is very common […]

Ahead Of Deadline, Richards Talks Trade Possibility


It’s that time of year again – the NHL’s trade deadline is upon us. With the deadline set for noon Pacific on March 2, there is less than 24 hours until team’s have to finalize roster moves for their playoff pushes. While a plethora of players have swapped jerseys in the last week, one player […]

Kings Trade Scenarios, Odds on Several Deals

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With the NHL Trade Deadline quickly approaching, we continue to be inundated with questions about what the Kings might be doing, who they’re looking at, which players might move, if they’re done making deals after the trade with Carolina, etc.
We have spent a ton of time on calls, texts, and face to face conversations over […]

AHL: Richards Records Two Points In Monarchs Comeback


Through the first 40 minutes in Manchester on Friday night, the Monarchs looked like a team bound to lose a hockey game they had no business losing. Holding a 35-13 lead in shots, most would expect the hometown team to find themselves in the lead. Instead, they trailed 2-1, as they ran into a hot […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: More Trades, Kings-Ducks Preview

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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, mainly trade related. They’ll discuss if GM Dean Lombardi overpaid to get Andrej Sekera, what other deals might the Kings be looking at, which team (other […]

Dean Lombardi – “Lesser Men Would Have Folded”


Following the Kings trade with Carolina earlier today (broken down  here, including a detailed look at the price they paid), GM Dean Lombardi hosted a conference call with local media. Per the norm, there was a tremendous amount of content, so here is the first of a three-part article…
Lombardi on what he likes about how […]

AHL: Monarchs Shutout At Home By Sharks


After back-to-back, intense match-ups against the St. John’s IceCaps, the Manchester Monarchs looked to close out their weekend with a win against the Worcester Sharks. Unfortunately, the team came out flat and failed to create any offense, falling by a final score of 3-0.
The flat start for Manchester bit them in the behind, as Worcester […]

AHL: Bartosak Picks Up Monarchs Win In Net


In professional hockey, more often than not, out-shooting your opponent is a good recipe for success. Throwing more pucks on net usually correlates to more scoring chances, and thus more goals. With that being said, the Manchester Monarchs seem to be a bit of an anomaly. On home ice this season, the team was 8-0 […]