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 [...]

Jeff Schultz on meeting Sutter and why he signed in LA

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Over the past few days we’ve checked in with Willie Mitchell, Alec Martinez and Andrew Bodnarchuk – three players trying to find their way into the Kings’ opening night line-up. It’s almost like a game of musical chairs though, as there are more defensemen in camp than spots available.
Among the many blueliners trying to get noticed is 6-foot-6 [...]

Lombardi has a Mitchell update and too many defensemen

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Earlier today we shared some comments from Kings GM Dean Lombardi regarding ongoing contract negotiations with several of the team’s young players.
In addition to re-signing Keaton Ellerby to a one-year contract, Lombardi also added unrestricted free agent Jeff Schultz last Friday. Now, when you add in the qualifying offers he made to Alec Martinez and [...]

LA Kings vs Philadelphia Flyers Pre-Game Notes

The Kings are attempting to earn at least a point in their ninth straight game, having gone 6-0-2 recently.
With that in mind, here are nine things you need to know prior to the puck dropping at noon PST…
* The last time… Coming off of two of their best games of the year (against the Ducks [...]

Throwback Thursdays – Kings v Flyers’ primer with Dave Schultz

These days the connection between the Philadelphia Flyers and Los Angeles Kings is largely off the ice, through members of management.
Back in the ’70s it was completely different.
Not only did they come into the league together in 1967, but they shared a few players early on – including the Kings sending two of their more [...]

Tuesday’s 10 Tidbits on the Hockey-n-Wrestling connection

In 1985, in what’s billed as the World’s Most Famous Arena, Vince McMahon launched his version of professional wrestling into super-stardom, live from Madison Square Garden. Largely on the back of a “Rock-n-Wrestling” connection – fueled in part by a partnership with MTV – his World Wrestling Federation staged the first WrestleMania.
Fast forward 25 years…just [...]