Manchester Monarchs Leave AHL On Top Of AHL’s Throne

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The miracle ride for the Manchester Monarchs is over. While the team will still be around as the Kings’ ECHL affiliate, their final season in the AHL has come and gone. After 14 season, royalty reigns in the AHL, as the Manchester Monarchs won the 2015 Calder Cup.
For the third straight game, and sixth straight […]

Monarchs Coach Stothers Not Happy After CCF Game 3 Loss

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The Monarchs were behind and all night in Game 3 losing to Utica by a score of 3-2.  Adrian Kempe had two goals for the Monarchs and goaltender J.F. Berube was injured in the first period and did not return.  After the game, Head Coach Mike Stothers shared the following thoughts…
On if the crowd and […]

Yannetti on Weal and ‘that antiquated, dinosaur way of thinking in the NHL’

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Mark Yannetti, Director of Scouting for the LA Kings, knows all too well the trials and tribulations organizations go through in finding, developing, and hopefully acclimating young players into professional hockey careers. He’s been one of GM Dean Lombardi’s key lieutenants since the current regime took over in 2006 and has been an influential figure […]

Analysis: Mersch Shines In Return, Monarchs Take 1-0 Lead In CCF

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When Michael Mersch went down thanks to a hit from Dylan McIlrath in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Finals, fans collectively held their breaths. In the previous two games, the forward had totaled five goals and been an integral part of what is arguably been the best line in hockey throughout the playoffs. It should come […]

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 […]

Conference Call: Kings GM Dean Lombardi Talks up Jordan Weal

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We will have a ton of content up shortly from Kings GM Dean Lombardi’s conference call this afternoon. To kick things off, here is what he had to share on Jordan Weal when MayorsManor asked for an update on the current points leader in the AHL Calder Cup playoffs:
“He just won’t be denied. It’s hard […]

Kings Contracts: Heating up, Cooling off, and the Buyout

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When it comes to the Los Angeles Kings summer to do list, to say things are fluid would be about as obvious as calling the sky blue. A potential buyout for center Mike Richards and the ongoing legal issues surrounding defenseman Slava Voynov should be enough to bring everything else to a screeching halt. However, […]

AHL: Monarchs Take Commanding 3-0 Series Lead – Analysis, Video, Line Combos

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The goal for all 30 AHL teams coming into this year is simple – to win the Calder Cup. The league’s equivalent of the Stanley Cup, the trophy requires a grueling, several month battle to take home. In their final season in the league, the Manchester Monarchs are now one win away from fighting for […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Futa Watch, Weal’s Future, WC Final

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to share the latest tidbits surrounding the possibility of Mike Futa leaving Los Angeles to become the Toronto Maple Leafs GM, how Rob Blake is fitting into the Kings front office, the future […]

Jordan Weal – ‘I am not on a personal vendetta’

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As the Los Angeles Kings’ top minor league affiliate prepares to play in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final later this week, Jordan Weal is looking to become anything but the next Bud Holloway.
Viewed by many as somebody who squandered his opportunity to make the NHL, Holloway was originally selected by the Kings in the third […]