Blake Gumprecht / Manchester Monarchs
April 20, 2015 10:35 am

Monarchs playoff schedule, regular season stats

The Manchester Monarchs finished the AHL regular season with a league-best 50-17-6-3 record and will welcome the eighth-seeded Portland Pirates (Arizona Coyotes) to the Verizon Wireless Center on Thursday to open the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. Thankfully, Portland and Manchester are a mere 95 miles from each other, and there is no Virginia International Tattoo Hullabaloo this season, so the Monarchs can rest assured, knowing that they’ll […]

Bruce Bennett / Getty Images Sport
April 19, 2015 4:43 pm

Shore assigned to Manchester; O’Neill AHL MVP

The Kings announced on Sunday that Nick Shore has been assigned to AHL-Manchester, an expected roster move that ultimately transpired when concerns about his health were ultimately allayed. Shore had undergone tests for mononucleosis shortly after the end of the regular season, though they came back negative. Hockey operations had told LA Kings Insider last Wednesday that Shore may “have some other health issues we need to clear up first,” […]

Edmonton_Oilers
April 18, 2015 6:04 pm

No McDavid Miracle; Kings to pick 13th

The only surprise to come from the NHL’s Draft Lottery was that it was the Edmonton Oilers, and not the Buffalo Sabres or Arizona Coyotes, who received the first overall draft pick in advance of this June’s draft and will likely select a generational-type prospect in Erie Otters forward Connor McDavid. Edmonton, which owned an 11.5% chance of capturing the top pick, won the lottery over Buffalo (20.0%) and Arizona […]

Andrew D. Bernstein / National Hockey League
April 18, 2015 4:16 pm

With Stoll, Kings still in “fact-gathering mode”

Having recently communicated with a Kings spokesperson, I can pass along that there is no new news to share on Jarret Stoll, and that the Kings are still in “fact-gathering mode” in learning about the NHL veteran’s Friday arrest in Las Vegas on suspicion of drug possession. I’m told that at some point at a later time, the organization will comment or make a decision on the matter, but as […]

Tom Szczerbowski / National Hockey League
April 18, 2015 12:54 pm

Power Rankings of potential lottery winners: For Kings Fans

If you’re a Kings fan – and if you’re on this site, there’s a pretty good chance you are – this should serve as your power rankings of Acceptable Lottery Winners. Obviously, as a Kings fan, you want the Kings to win the draft lottery. You recall the the McFlurry Miracle, and you think to yourself, “surely there is room for a McDavid Miracle as well.” But you are also […]

Noah Graham / National Hockey League
April 17, 2015 10:17 pm

Kings statement on Stoll

From the Los Angeles Kings: “We are aware of police reports out of Clark County, Nevada regarding Jarret Stoll. Our organization is concerned and has begun conducting a thorough internal investigation. While we continue to actively gather facts, we are withholding further comment at this time.” Report: Jarret Stoll arrested in Las Vegas Daly statement one more time: "We are aware of the reports tonight, and we obviously will follow […]

Debora Robinson / National Hockey League
April 17, 2015 9:56 pm

Report: Jarret Stoll arrested in Las Vegas

Via reports from CBS Las Vegas and CBS Los Angeles, Jarret Stoll was arrested for drug possession in Las Vegas on Friday. According to the report on losangeles.cbslocal.com, Stoll was arrested “on suspicion of possession of cocaine and ecstasy at the Wet Republic pool at the MGM Grand Hotel.” The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed the arrest to Vanessa Murphy, a reporter with Las Vegas’ CBS affiliate. Per Clark […]

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