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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Hubie McDonough

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While he did spend some time with the organization as a player, the vast majority of Hubie McDonough‘s contributions to the Los Angeles Kings came in a different capacity, helping to shape the future of the club first in his hometown of Manchester, New Hampshire, and, most recently, in nearby ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Jeff Giuliano

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It’s a profession that can take you anywhere in the world. For some, the options are as far as the eye can see and for others, it’s slim pickings. Regardless, there’s always been something special about professional athletes having the privilege of playing in or near their hometown. For one ...

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Peter Budaj’s Turnaround Attributed to “Belief and Hard Work”

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10 days ago, the Los Angeles Kings re-signed netminder Peter Budaj to a one-year extension, and for good reason. At 34-14-4-1, the Ontario Reign are second in the AHL‘s Pacific Division and well on their way to defending their Calder Cup crown. A huge reason for the Reign’s success has ...

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Reign Asst Chris Hajt on Sean Backman: “Hasn’t Missed a Beat With His Production”

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It is their 80th anniversary as the AHL‘s All-Star Classic is back in Syracuse, New York, for the first time since 1998. The best from the American League are on hand this weekend with the defending Calder Cup champions, the Ontario Reign, being well-represented by head coach Mike Stothers and ...

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LA Kings' Nelson Emerson Says Michael Mersch “Has All the Attributes of Being a Great NHLer”

Michael Mersch (Photo credit: Rich Tilton, courtesy of MayorsManor.com)

Aside from their Stanley Cup victories, what has been most refreshing about the Los Angeles Kings under GM Dean Lombardi has been having the diligence of developing their young talent into NHL-ready players. Some have needed longer timeframes than others but while patience is an acquired virtue for most, said end ...

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LA Kings Nelson Emerson on Jordan Weal's Development: “He's Done Everything That We've Asked”

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When the Los Angeles Kings missed the playoffs in 2009, there was very little worry, next to no frustration. Yes, it had been a playoff miss for the seventh-straight year for Kings but unlike in previous years, there was a ray of light shining through. Drew Doughty had wrapped up ...

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Manchester Monarchs Sign Netminder Doug Carr

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Richard Seeley, head coach of the ECHL‘s Manchester Monarchs announced today that the club has signed goaltender Doug Carr to a standard player’s contract. In addition, the Monarchs have released netminder Steve Mastalerz and assigned Joel Lowry to AHL-Ontario. Carr, 26, played three games in the AHL ...

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Ontario Reign Fall in Shootout; Lose AHL Debut

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ONTARIO, CA — History was made on Friday night as Citizens Business Bank Arena played host to its first AHL game. Unfortunately, the debut was spoiled as the hometown Ontario Reign lost 3-2 in a shootout to the San Diego Gulls. Prior to this season, the Reign were a member ...

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