Monarchs win!! 3-2 over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers!
Solid effort tonight. The power play looked fantastic! Solid game from Jones tonight. Defense was a bit shaky in the first half of the game but Jones backed them up. And although he did have any goals tonight Kozun continued his solid play.
Goals tonight from Yellow Horn, Toffoli, and Weal
Yellow Horn continues to impress with 8 points in his first 7 games (2 goals & 6 assists). I think the Kings should offer him a 2-way contract. Yeah sure he's really small but the guy has skills! It ain't easy coming out playing like this right off the bat in the AHL.
There's no way we see Vey, Pearson AND Toffoli in the lineup next year. It'll probably depend on what position we need to fill. If it's a wing, then I think Toffoli is next up and will probably take Penner's place next year
I don't think it would be a good idea. While the young players are tearing it up in the AHL, they are getting top line minutes.
Bringing all three up at the same time would not only give them less of a chance to be productive in the NHL, but it would also kill the farm team in terms of production.
One or two at most should be called up. With Pearson being the least experoenced, I think he would be the odd man out.
Vey's the most experienced and versatile, so I would call him up, and have Weal supplant him as the #1 Center in Manchester.
I don't think skill players like Toffoli/Vey have to receive top-six minutes to develop in the NHL. If they get 10-12 minutes a night to start off on the third line, I think they'll be fine. Pearson is the least experienced of them all, but the Kings don't have much depth at LW. He, I think, would fit in well alongside Richards and Carter.
As for Manchester, even though they would be depleted up front with these guys in LA, I think it's important to keep in mind that the sole reason for the team's existence is to support the Kings.