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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”

Photo credit: Rich Tilton, courtesy of MayorsManor.com

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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