Linden Vey checks in on way out of town

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Prior to leaving town, Canucks rookie Linden Vey made sure to stop by for a quick chat, so we could catch up. As most know, he was originally drafted by Los Angeles in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Then, after winning the WHL scoring title in 2011, he went on to become [...]

Puck Probability: Odds for Canucks at Kings, November 8

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From Drew Doughty to Justin Williams, and throughout the Kings lineup, there used to be a tremendous amount of hate for the Vancouver Canucks – and the player’s didn’t hide it. Now, with two Stanley Cups under their belt and without Max Lapierre and his horrible chirping efforts gone from B.C., we’re not so sure the [...]

Things You May Not Know: Canucks-Kings Edition

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Just a few years ago, many of the Kings players were quick to point out it wasn’t nearby Anaheim Ducks that were their biggest rival, but rather the San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks who were their biggest rival. There was serious hatred on both sides of the Kings-Canucks battles, especially after the teams met [...]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio – talking injuries, 70s line, Pacific Division

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Here is a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joins host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon for a lap around the Western Conference, where a myriad of topics were discussed – including Marian Gaborik, Anze Kopitar, Tanner Pearson, Tyler Toffoli, Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, Jake Muzzin, Brayden McNabb, [...]

Blake, Yannetti talk trading Vey and on 2nd round picks

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With the 2014 NHL Draft done and wrapped up, Rob Blake and Mark Yannetti spoke directly with MayorsManor about trading Linden Vey and the two prospects LA drafted in the second round. Check out their comments below…
Blake, on trading Vey to move up in the second round rather than trading picks:
“Well, I think if you [...]

Kings Trade Linden Vey to Vancouver for Pick 50, Take Roland McKeown

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General Manager Dean Lombardi traded Linden Vey to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for the 50th overall pick and then selected defenseman Roland McKeown from the Kingston Frontenacs.
Earlier this year, Vey was the highest rated prospect in the Kings system. If he makes the Canucks roster, Vey will be reunited with his former junior coach [...]

Player Evaluations: 2013-14 Manchester Monarchs forwards

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The Manchester Monarchs’ 2013-14 season ended in disappointment, after the top seed in the AHL’s Eastern Conference lost 3-1 in a best-of-five series against the Norfolk Admirals.
Despite a poor end to the season, the team has plenty to be proud of. Starting the year with a top line of Tanner Pearson, Linden Vey, and Tyler [...]

Manchester Monarchs playoff preview, plus Mersch and Vey comments

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While the Los Angeles Kings are currently battling their Northern California nemesis, the San Jose Sharks, in an opening round playoff series, their AHL affiliate in Manchester is set to kick off a different sort of Pacific Division battle later tonight.
After winning their third Atlantic Division title in franchise history, and finishing first in the [...]

LA Kings 2014 prospect rankings – the top three

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This final article in our Mid-Season Prospect Rankings series is going up a little later than first expected. We could blame the outdoor game in LA, the Olympic break, the trade deadline, or a myriad of other events as the prime culprits for its tardiness. Honestly, would you even care? Probably not. All you really [...]

Lombardi talks what’s next for Toffoli and Vey

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Wrapping up our Dean Lombardi series for the day, below are his final thoughts related to what went down in and around the trade deadline and what it means for the LA Kings going forward. Here, he talks about Tyler Toffoli and Linden Vey – including confirming last week’s MayorsManor report where we laid out [...]