Lombardi on Why He Made the Trade with Flyers and Why Now

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Shortly after the Los Angeles Kings’ acquisition of defenseman Luke Schenn and center Vincent Lecavalier from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for prospect Jordan Weal and a 2016 third-round draft pick, we joined a media conference call with GM Dean Lombardi, where he shared the following comments…
On what he sees in Lecavalier and Schenn:
“We […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on Sportsnet, Talking Kings-Flyers Trade and Next Moves

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio with Rob Kerr earlier today, where they discussed the Kings-Flyers trade, Luke Schenn, Jordan Weal, Vincent Lecavalier upcoming retirement, Anze Kopitar’s contract status, Dean Lombardi, Milan Lucic heading into free agency, Dustin Brown’s potential future in Los Angeles, the 2017 NHL All Star […]

Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings: No. 3, 4, and 5

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After a drawn out process that has lasted much longer than we originally anticipated (and, yes, we apologize and thank you for your patience), we are inching closer to wrapping up our early season look at the LA Kings Top 10 Prospects.
As noted previously, these bi-annual rankings provide some of the most popular content […]

Kings Final Roster Moves, Preparing for 2015-16 NHL Season

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With the Kings final preseason game scheduled for later tonight in Las Vegas, there is still a little bit of housekeeping to prepare for over the next few days, as each team has to submit their final 23-man roster to the league prior to the puck dropping on the 2015-16 regular season.
When the team sent […]

LA Kings 2015-16 Projected Lineup and Salary Cap Review

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Twitter isn’t for everybody, we know. And not everybody gets a chance to listen to the various radio spots we post here on MayorsManor. Thus, as a friendly service, let’s look at the Kings projected roster for next season – since that seems to be one of the most popular questions we’ve received as of […]

Nick Shore and Jordan Weal Get New Contracts with Kings

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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 […]

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 […]