NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Goalie Plans, Prospects, Kings Surprises

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jonathan Davis on the Two Man Advantage. Some of the topics discussed during the spot included: Marian Gaborik, Dustin Brown, Nic Dowd, Jonathan Quick’s timeline to return, Peter Budaj’s recent play in net, Jeff Zatkoff’s upcoming schedule, Dwight […]

LA Kings 2016 NHL Draft and Trade Predictions

Predicting what will happen over NHL Draft weekend is perhaps as challenging as coming up with the Trifecta at Santa Anita on any given weekend. Even last year, when the Kings plans going in were well documented here on MayorsManor – after being confirmed by multiple sources within the organization – all it took was […]

10 Things to Know: LA Kings and Monday’s Trade Deadline

It’s that time of the year again, when everybody in the hockey world nearly loses their mind. Executives, scouts, coaches, fans, media, et al. have been consumed with trade talk for several weeks now and it will only continue to increase leading into Monday’s NHL Trade Deadline.
As in past years, we have recently spent endless […]

LA Kings 2015-16 Prospect Rankings: No. 1 Revealed

We’re finally ready to announce the name of which Los Angeles Kings prospect has nabbed the No. 1 spot in our bi-annual rankings of the team’s future hopefuls. After working our way through a handful of Honorable Mentions, followed by nine additional players who rounded out the top 10, the big moment is upon us.
Of […]

Is Nick Shore “One of the Best” Defensive Centers?

“I think he’s one of the best defensive centermen in the league already, and he’s only in his second year.” (Drew Doughty, to Jon Rosen on Fox Sports West, after last Tuesday’s win against Vancouver)
Is Nick Shore really one the league’s top defensive centers after just 58 NHL games? In a word, no.
Let’s begin with […]

Nick Shore and Jordan Weal Get New Contracts with Kings

Fresh on the heels of a new two-year deal with forward Andy Andreoff on Wednesday, the LA Kings have reached agreements with two of their other Restricted Free Agents, as we reported on twitter earlier today:

#LAKings contract news: Nick Shore’s new deal is for 2 years. YR1 is a two-way (he doesn’t need waivers to […]

MayorsManor Live: Calder Cup Final Preview with Yannetti and Tonge

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It all comes down to this. Beginning Saturday night in Manchester, the 2015 Calder Cup will kick off, with the host Monarchs taking on the Utica Comets. Their parent clubs, the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks, have had plenty of playoff battles; now these two teams will meet for the first time […]

Nick Shore Scores, Talks Monarchs Taking 3-0 Lead in ECF

Los Angeles Kings prospect Nick Shore scored the first goal of the game and Manchester went on to earn a 5-3 victory in Game 3, now giving them a 3-0 series lead in the AHL Eastern Conference Final. Following the Monarchs win, the 22-year-old center shared the following…
On the game overall:
“I think there’s a lot […]

AHL: Shore Adds 3 Assists, Monarchs Take 2-0 Series Lead

It has been the story of the Manchester Monarchs season – every time the team needed a player to step up, someone was there, just waiting for an opportunity. Come playoff time though, everyone needs to step up, elevate their game, and contribute in different ways. That was exactly what head coach Mike Stothers got […]

Rob Blake Clear on Monarchs’ Playoff Mission

From the moment we first started posting stories about the Kings’ plans to move their top minor league affiliate from Manchester to the West Coast, Monarchs fans were – understandably – disappointed. However, it certainly can’t be argued the team is going away quietly.
After recently wrapping up the best record in the AHL, and […]