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


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 […]

Jordan Weal Dishes on His Monarchs Teammates

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Any good centerman knows how to serve it up to his linemates, but in part one of our latest interview with Jordan Weal he dishes on – rather than to – a few of his teammates.
The Kings third round draft pick in 2010, Weal knows all about being a mega-points producer, having averaged 105-points-per season […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Justin Williams and Conf Final Predictions

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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 offer some predictions on the Western and Eastern Conference Finals, plus discuss what is going on with Justin Williams’ contract situation, a Mike Richards buyout, Jordan Weal’s future, Mike Babcock, Todd McLellan, […]

LA Kings Say Goodbye to Pair of Prospects; One on Hold


While it didn’t bring nearly the level of hype as LeBron James’ decision from a few years ago, the wait is finally over – MayorsManor has learned that highly touted defensive prospect Paul LaDue will return to the University of North Dakota for his junior season, rather than turn pro and sign a contract with […]

AHL: Weal’s Game 4 Hat Trick Has Him Chasing Monarchs History

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Manchester continues to get early period goals this post-season, as Jordan Weal found the back of the net just 42 seconds into Game 4 and went on to record a hat trick in the Monarchs 5-2 victory over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in Game 4 of their second round series. Weal became just the third player in team […]