April 2010 - LA Kings Insider
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Monarchs win Game 3

The Manchester Monarchs beat the Worcester Sharks 5-0 tonight to take a 2-1 series lead in the second-round AHL playoff series. Jonathan Bernier stopped 26 shots for the shutout. The Monarchs got two goals from Trevor Lewis and one goal each from Gabe Gauthier, David Meckler and Corey Elkins. Oscar ... Full Story
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Not satisfied

The Stanley Cup playoffs move to the second round tonight, with San Jose hosting Detroit in the first round. It's fair to say that, at least in the Western Conference, expectations were met. At the start of the season, if we had to guess a ``final four'' from the West, I would have picked San Jose, ... Full Story
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A good choice

Ryan Smyth arrived in Los Angeles via trade last July, from Colorado in exchange for Kyle Quincey, Tom Preissing and a fifth-round pick, but as much as anyone, Smyth chose to be with the Kings. He waived his no-movement clause to accept the trade, despite being 33 years old and having his family set... Full Story
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How to improve?

Following up on yesterday's post about rising expectations, the logical follow-up question, then, is, ``How do the Kings improve?'' Is it simply a matter of the young players getting more experience and improving their games, or will there need to be talent brought in from outside the organization? ... Full Story
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Happier times

The Kings started two days' worth of exit meetings today, and for at least one player, the meeting is bound to go better than it did last year.  A year ago, Brad Richardson wasn't shy about telling Terry Murray, in his exit interview, that he felt he wasn't being used properly and that he thought he... Full Story
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Monarchs win Game 2

The Manchester Monarchs beat the Worcester Sharks 3-2 in overtime tonight to even their best-of-seven second-round series at 1-1. Bud Holloway scored the winner, 4:29 into overtime, and has scored the winning goal in all five of the Monarchs' playoff wins so far. Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 of 33 sh... Full Story
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Are they watching?

The show must go on… First of all, Manchester is playing Worcester in Game 2 of their second-round AHL playoff series (the Monarchs lost Game 1), so I'll give results after the game. On the NHL side, Montreal and Washington are playing Game 7 of their first-round series right now, after which the se... Full Story