May 29, 2015 10:18 am

Friday morning links: May 29

Thank you again for the patience while off-ice matters were attended to yesterday. Regularly scheduled programming continues today with this attractive minute-long NHL ad: Elsewhere… -Well, this doesn’t sound good. The L.A. Daily News reported on Wednesday that a Blackhawks fan is suing AEG and alleging a “violation of a safety statute” because of injuries he suffered during an altercation with Kings fans during Game 3 of the Western Conference […]

May 28, 2015 7:57 am

Audio: LAKI joins All the Kings Men Podcast

It is a fine morning, Insiders. Jesse Cohen and I have 17 minutes of audio goodness for you in which we discuss the Manchester Monarchs’ run and identify players from this year’s team that have an opportunity to play in Los Angeles next year. We also cover Kings off-season news in advance of the NHL’s trade and free agency period and discuss how Mike Richards will affect the club’s plans […]

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May 27, 2015 10:11 pm

Manchester sweeps, Mersch update, Ontario out

Nic Dowd, Adrian Kempe and Brian O’Neill scored for the Manchester Monarchs, who completed a four-game sweep of the Hartford Wolfpack in the Eastern Conference Final with a 3-1 win Wednesday at the XL Center. J.F. Berube stopped 21 of 22 shots as Manchester will advance to the Calder Cup Final for the first time in franchise history and final season in the American Hockey League. They’ll face either the […]

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May 27, 2015 6:27 pm

Player evaluation: Williams

JUSTIN WILLIAMS This season: 81 games, 18 goals, 23 assists, 41 points, 29 penalty minutes, +8 rating, 15:49 time on ice The good: Before analyzing Justin Williams’ campaign, it’s worth understanding that in 2014-15 the forward that he saw the most time with was Jarret Stoll, and in all previous seasons with the Kings except for 2009-10 (Ryan Smyth), the forward that he saw the most ice time with was […]

Fred Kfoury / Manchester Monarchs
May 27, 2015 8:23 am

Stothers, Berube, Shore, Bodnarchuk talk Game 3 win

Mike Stothers, on the win: I’m glad we got a win on the road. But, I still think that we can play a cleaner game. There’s still some mental mistakes that can still come back and hurt you. Stothers, on whether he anticipated a three-nothing lead in the conference final after going the full five games against Portland in the first round: I don’t look at the number of games, […]

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May 26, 2015 8:08 pm

Monarchs up 3-0, Game 7 Reign, big win for Mistele

Nick Shore, Brian O’Neill, Adrian Kempe, Sean Backman and Zach O’Brien all found the back of the net in the Manchester Monarchs’ 5-3 win over the Hartford Wolfpack Tuesday night at the XL Center. With the win, Manchester has opened up a three-nothing series lead and is one win from advancing to the Calder Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. BOX SCORE | RECAP Jordan Weal & […]

Jared Silber / National Hockey League
May 26, 2015 12:40 pm

Kings’ approach to salary cap; could NHLPA escalate by 2.5%?

Gary Bettman announced on Friday that the salary cap is expected to rise to roughly $71 million, and the Los Angeles Kings have plans and formulas in place should next year’s salary cap end up at $69M, $70M or $71M, amongst other landing spots. Some of the Kings’ formulas are based on the possibility that the NHLPA and NHL may agree to a partial 2.5% escalator of the salary cap, […]

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