May 2010 - Page 3 of 7 - LA Kings Insider
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Monarchs back in action

After their overtime victory last night, the Manchester Monarchs face the Hershey Bears again today in Game 4 of the AHL Eastern Conference Finals at Manchester. The game begins at 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Hershey leads the series 2-1, and the Monarchs will be without defenseman Vyatcheslav Voynov, who ... Read More
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Unlucky 13

The United States completed play in the IIHF World Championships today with a 3-2 victory over Italy. The U.S. won the relegation pool but finished 13th out of the 16 teams in the tournament. The U.S. lost to Germany, Denmark and Finland, then beat Kazakhstan, France and Italy. Kings defenseman J... Read More
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Happy Birthday Jim!

A very happy birthday to Jim Fox today! And a reminder that Jim's 22nd annual charity golf tournament, which he runs with Dave Taylor and which benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will be held Monday, June 14, at the Moorpark Country Club. The tournament has a 10 a.m. shotgun start, followed b... Read More
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Monarchs win Game 3

The Manchester Monarchs beat the Hershey Bears 3-2 in overtime in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Hershey leads the series 2-1, with Game 4 to be played Tuesday in Manchester. Justin Azevedo scored the game-winning goal for the Monarchs 2:43 into overtime, with an assist to Dwight King, and... Read More
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Manchester vs. Hershey

The Manchester Monarchs, down 2-0 in their Eastern Conference Finals series against Hershey, host the Bears in Game 3 today at 4 p.m. Pacific time. Below, check out a link to a game preview from the local newspaper, followed by a link to a free audio broadcast of the game. The game is also available... Read More
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Jake Muzzin feature

The Manchester Monarchs continue the Eastern Conference Finals today -- they trail Hershey 2-0 -- and here's a feature I wrote for LAKings.com on defenseman Jake Muzzin. Muzzin recently completed his junior career with Sault Ste. Marie and was named OHL defenseman of the year. He had been signed by ... Read More
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Evaluation: Dean Lombardi

DEAN LOMBARDI This season: 46-27-9 record (2-4 in playoffs). The good: In the fourth season of his slow-build, build-with-youth plan, the Kings took a major step forward and made the playoffs for the first time in eight years. Drew Doughty and Wayne Simmonds, two young players drafted by Lombardi... Read More
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Monarchs lose Game 2

Chris Bourque's second goal of the game,10:28 into the first overtime period, gave the Hershey Bears a 3-2 victory over the Manchester Monarchs and a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals. The series continues with Game 3 Monday at Manchester. Gabe Gauthier scored both goals for the Monar... Read More
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Evaluation: Terry Murray

TERRY MURRAY This season: 46-27-9 record (2-4 in playoffs). The good: Murray did what he does: coach teams to the playoffs. Nine of Murray's 13 teams, since he became an NHL coach, have made the playoffs. This season, under Murray, the Kings improved by 12 wins and 22 points over last season, and... Read More
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Memorial Cup to start

The Memorial Cup, featuring the championships of three major-junior Canadian Hockey League teams, plus the host team, gets underway today. The host Brandon Wheat Kings include Kings prospect Brayden Schenn, while the WHL's Calgary Hitmen have Kings prospects Martin Jones and Brandon Kozun. The OHL's... Read More
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Player evaluation: Williams

JUSTIN WILLIAMS This season: 49 games, 10 goals, 19 assists, 39 penalty minutes, 16:23 average ice time. The good: Williams had five goals and 10 assists in his first 14 games and was a part of a Kings' first line that got off to a fantastic start. Williams' play can be underrated, because he rar... Read More
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Player evaluation: Stoll

JARRET STOLL This season: 73 games, 16 goals, 31 assists, 40 penalty minutes, 17:25 average ice time. The good: Stoll's game can be difficult to evaluate. He's not outstanding in any one particular area -- with the exception of winning faceoffs -- and not glaringly bad in any particular area, but... Read More