LA Kings 2014 prospect rankings – the top three

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

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 [...]

A look at the LA Kings 2014 trade deadline possibilities

For some reason, the trade questions are flooding in from hockey fans way more than in years past. That’s a good thing, but it’s also challenging to answer everybody on Twitter, Facebook, email, radio, etc. So, let’s just take one comprehensive look at what the Kings might be up to. Below are many of the [...]

AHL: Toffoli, Vey dominate in Monarchs victory

As the top nations compete in Sochi for Olympic gold, the AHL continues on with business as usual. Many NHL teams sent eligible young players to their farm teams to continue getting ice time and working on their case, a move which has paid dividends for the Manchester Monarchs.
While the team has spent the majority [...]

AHL: Vey scores, Monarchs struggle in loss

While the Manchester Monarchs sit atop the AHL standings, the team has yet to find an answer for the St. John’s IceCaps. The primary affiliates of the Winnipeg Jets have held the Monarchs to a modest 3-6 record in nine games played between the division rivals, after a disappointing 3-1 loss on Saturday.
After the Monarchs [...]

AHL: Pearson and Vey come up big in Burger King jerseys

As Los Angeles prepared for its first outdoor hockey game, thousands of miles away in Manchester they paid tribute to their parent clunb. Saturday was the Monarchs’ annual Kings Night, which saw the team wear the cult classic Burger King jerseys originally donned during the 1995-96 season.
With the Portland Pirates in town, division rivals of [...]

Jeff Schultz gives first interview back in LA

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 [...]

Catching up with the returning Tyler Toffoli

He’s up, he’s down, he’s back.
With nine goals in 33 games played as an LA King this season, Tyler Toffoli sits sixth on the team’s goal scoring sheet. That’s two more goals than Mike Richards and one shy of Dustin Brown – in spite of playing 17 fewer games. However, after recording zero [...]

AHL: Vey scores a pair, Berube sets Monarchs record

Game report provided by the Monarchs, LA Kings’ AHL affiliate…
MANCHESTER, NH – Center Linden Vey and left wing Tanner Pearson each collected three points as the Manchester Monarchs snapped their two-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Sunday.
Manchester (22-7-1-4) leads the Atlantic Division [...]

Linden Vey reflects on time in LA, had help from surprising veteran

Center Linden Vey, who entered the season ranked third among the Kings’ Top Ten Prospects, was a healthy scratch back in Manchester on Thursday. From what we gathered, he left town for Christmas and ran into some travel troubles returning to Manchester in time for the morning skate. Although that’s understandale at this time of [...]