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Kings Roster Questions

Last summer, Dean Lombardi and his staff spent hours, days, and weeks-on-end agonizing over the salary cap. How were they going to get certain people re-signed, fit everybody under the cap, and make it all work without damaging their future wiggle room? In the end, Lombardi and Jeff Solomon, his key right hand in these [...]

The Mayor on TSN Radio – talking Voynov, Kings and Oilers

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Here is a free replay of the “The Mayor” John Hoven talking Kings and Oilers hockey on TSN Radio in Edmonton. Among the many topics discussed during the spot were prospects, Jeff Schultz, Adam Cracknell, Dean Lombardi, Marian Gaborik, Mike Richards, the salary cap, questions on defense, Slava Voynov, and much more.
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Kings re-sign UFA defenseman Jeff Schultz

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On the eve of Free Agency officially beginning in the NHL, the LA Kings have added a little bit of depth to their blueline. Last summer, with Rob Scuderi about to depart to another team and Willie Mitchell’s future very much in doubt, Kings GM Dean Lombardi moved quickly to sign Jeff Schultz, who had [...]

Kings coaches to Jeff Schultz – ‘You know how to play’

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Early Monday Morning, defenseman Jeff Schultz received his 2013-14 Player Evaluation from MayorsManor correspondent Andy Tonge (who covered the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs for us this season). Several hours later – not that there’s really much of a correlation between the two events taking place on the same day – Dean Lombardi’s summer 2013 [...]

Pre-Game 2: Jeff Schultz talks making his Kings debut tonight

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As noted in a MayorsManor article over the weekend, after playing for the Manchester Monarchs this season, Jeff Schultz will step into the Kings line-up for the first time tonight, replacing injured Robin Regehr. After the team’s morning skate in Anaheim, here’s what he shared with the gathered media…
Fair to say you’ve worked all season [...]

Player Evaluations: 2013-14 Manchester Monarchs defensemen and goalie

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Part one of our 2013-14 Manchester Monarchs player evaluations went up last hour, beginning with a look at the forwards. Now, correspondent Andy Tonge – who covered the team all season for MayorsManor – turns his attention to the defensive side of things. Keep in mind; the evaluations below are based upon each player’s season [...]

No Mitchell, no Regehr – Where do the Kings turn on defense?

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Although the Kings are riding a five-game winning streak in the post-season, the last couple of victories have been costly ones for coach Darryl Sutter. Long known as one of the better defensive teams in the NHL, Los Angeles lost Willie Mitchell in Game 6 of the opening round vs. San Jose and then lost [...]

Jeff Schultz gives first interview back in LA

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In advance of the Kings-Ducks game in Anaheim tonight, we spent a few minutes with defenseman Jeff Schultz for his first interview since arriving back in Los Angeles.
Since signing with LA as an Unrestricted Free Agent last summer, he’s played 41 games from their AHL affiliate in Manchester. Known primarily as a stay-at-home guy, Schultz [...]

POLL: Which defenseman is being cut from Kings roster?

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Building on this article, where we predicted who will be part of the Kings opening night roster, which defenseman do you think will be cut?
There’s only room for three of the following four players:

<a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/7433640/”>Which defenenseman is being cut from the Kings roster?</a>
[UPDATE: Schultz was officially put on waivers Sunday morning, thus the poll is [...]

Ellerby inching closer to securing roster spot with Kings

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Following about an hour of action on the ice Thursday, Kings coach Darryl Sutter had some praise for defenseman Keaton Ellerby, including saying this when asked about how the competition on the blue line is shaping up:
“Keaton’s had a great camp. Very, very good. And I think Jeff [Schultz] has been a guy that’s had [...]