MayorsManor Podcast with Ian Laperriere (November 2010) – Lappy is beyond candid, providing insight and humor on a wide variety of topics, including the trade that brought him to Los Angeles, the highs and lows of his career, playoff memories at Staples Center, contract talks with the Kings…plus, a word association segment that is one for the ages…all with that great French-Canadian accent. Click here to listen.
MayorsManor Podcast with Kerry Fraser (January 2011) – The former NHL referee provides insight and background into the Kings 1993 playoff battles with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. He also discusses his feud with Mario Lemieux, allowing Mark Messier some freedom on the ice, receiving death threats and so much more. Plus, another round of word association. Check it out now by clicking here.
MayorsManor Podcast with Tony Granato (February 2011) – Former Kings forward – and current Penguins assistant coach – Tony Granato covers his time as a player and talks about the challenges of coaching in the modern NHL. Plus, his thoughts on the ‘Should Rob Blake’s number be retired’ debate. To listen click here.
MayorsManor Podcast with Mark Hardy (March 2011) – Former Kings defenseman and coach Mark Hardy talks memories on and off the ice, the current team, the ’93 playoffs, should Rob Blake’s number be retired, word association and much more – including what’s been going on since he resigned and what’s next for him. To listen click here.
MayorsManor Podcast with the LA Kings team (October 2011) – The funny side of traveling to Europe (October 2011) – Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, Jarret Stoll, Matt Greene, Jack Johnson, Mike Richards, Terry Murray and more are the special guests this time around. Many laughs and a few awkward moments as well. To listen click here.
John Hoven – aka ‘The Mayor’ – has appeared on numerous radio and web shows to talk hockey as well. Here’s a small sample for your listening pleasure…
06/12/2012 – Guest on The Team 1260 in Edmonton, discussing the LA Kings Stanley Cup victory – audio coming soon
06/12/2012 – Guest on TSN 990 in Montreal – talking LA Kings first Stanley Cup and where the team goes from here
06/01/2012 – Guest on The Team 1260 in Edmonton, discussing the LA Kings vs New Jersey Devils – live from Citi Field, where the New York Mets were experiencing their first no-hitter in franchise history – audio coming soon
05/26/2012 – Guest on Sportsnet Hockey Tonight show – heard all across Canada, including Fan 590 in Toronto. Full look at Kings-Devils and the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals.
05/20/2012 – Guest on NHL Home Ice (XM 92, Sirius 207) live from Staples Center immediately following Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the LA Kings and Phoenix Coyotes – we talk about the game, the post-game quotes and look ahead to Game 5.
05/19/2012 – Guest on Sportsnet Hockey Tonight show – heard all across Canada, including Fan 590 in Toronto. Full look at the Kings-Coyotes series, plus talking the development of Drew Doughty, Jonathan Quick, Dwight King and more.
05/18/2012 – Guest on ESPN Radio Ventura – recapping Game 3 of the LA Kings and Phoenix Coyotes series, plus a look ahead to Game 3 on Sunday
05/15/2012 – Guest on NHL Home Ice (XM 92, Sirius 207) live from Jobbing.com Arena in Phoenix to preview LA Kings vs Coyotes, Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals
05/10/2012 – Guest on Phoenix sports radio, 20-minutes preview of the Kings-Coyotes series
05/10/2012 – Guest on ESPN 1420 in Hawaii – talking the five teams left in the NHL playoffs and who has a chance to advance
05/07/2012 – Guest on SportsNET 960 in Calgary to wrap-up the LA Kings second round sweep of the St. Louis Blues. (audio coming soon)
05/06/2012 – Guest on NHL Home Ice (XM 92, Sirius 207) immediately following the Kings elimination of the Blues, live from Staples Center – we cover all the notes and quotes from both sides
05/05/2012 – Guest on TFP Live, The Fourth Period radio on NHL Home Ice (XM 92, Sirius 207), to preview game four of the Kings vs Blues series at Staples Center, Drew Doughty’s play, coach Sutter and more
05/01/2012 – Guest on The Team 1260 in Edmonton, recapping the first two games of the Kings-Blues series and a look at LA’s 2-0 lead
04/30/2012 – Guest on ESPN Radio Ventura – previewing game two of the LA Kings v St. Louis Blues playoff series…and a little Dodgers/Angels baseball talk too
04/30/2012 – Guest on The Adam Spitz show on St. Louis sports radio to talk all things Kings-Blues
04/24/2012 – Guest on The Adam Spitz show on St. Louis sports radio to preview the Kings-Blues round two match-up
04/23/2012 – Guest on The Team 1260 in Edmonton, recapping the LA Kings post-season run so far and a look ahead
04/12/2012 – Guest on The Team 1260 in Edmonton, recapping game one of the LA Kings v Vancouver Canucks playoff series and previewing game two
04/11/2012 – Guest on ESPN Radio Ventura – previewing the LA Kings v Vancouver Canucks playoff series
04/11/2012 – Guest on Phoenix sports radio (KXXT 1110am) – previewing the Kings v Canucks and Coyotes v Blackhawks playoff series
03/29/2012 – Guest on The Team 1260 in Edmonton, recapping all the key news immediately following the Kings-Oilers game and talking about the future of both teams.
03/17/2012 – Guest on TFP Live, The Fourth Period radio on NHL Home Ice (XM 92, Sirius 207), to preview the Kings vs Predators tonight at Staples Center, the NHL playoff races and more
03/16/2012 – Guest on ESPN Radio Ventura to preview the Kings-Ducks game, discuss Jeff Carter, Dustin Brown, Jonathan Quick and even a little Dodgers spring training discussion
03/09/2012 – Guest on Phoenix sports radio (KXXT 1110am) – talking Kings, Coyotes, NHL playoff races, etc. (audio coming)
03/08/2012 – Guest on SportsNET 960 in Calgary to preview the Kings and Jeff Carter taking on the Blue Jackets and Jack Johnson. We also talk goaltending, coaching and LA’s improved offense since the trade for Carter. Listen here.
03/06/2012 – Guest on the Nashville Predators pre-game show (102.5 The Game / ESPN radio) – joined Willy Daunic and Stu Grimson to preview the Preds/Kings game
03/03/2012 – Guest on Ducks Calls (830AM), post-game recap following Kings-Ducks game at Staples Center
03/03/2012 – Guest on Sportsnet Hockey Tonight (Fan 590 in Toronto) talking LA Kings vs Ducks preview, Jeff Carter, Darryl Sutter’s performance as coach and more.
02/28/2012 – Guest on TSN 990 in Montreal – talking NHL standings and playoff possibilities
02/24/2012 – Guest on Phoenix sports radio (KXXT 1110am) – talking Kings, Coyotes, trade rumors, etc.
02/17/2012 – Guest on SportsNET 960 in Calgary to preview what the Kings might do prior to the NHL Trade Deadline, Jack Johnson, Jonathan Bernier, goaltending, the lack of scoring, Charlie Simmer’s place in history, etc. Listen here.
02/07/2012 – Guest on ESPN Radio Ventura to preview the Kings-Lightning game, discuss trade rumors, etc.
02/03/2012 – Co-hosted TFP Live, The Fourth Period radio on NHL Home Ice (XM 92, Sirus 207), a three-hour show with guests from around the NHL.
01/29/2012 – Guest on TSN 990 in Montreal – talking LA Kings, NHL All Star game, trades, etc.
01/14/2012 – Guest on Fox Sports Radio, AM570 RAW to talk about Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards, NHL penalties, Dean Lombardi, coach Darryl Sutter vs Terry Murray, Dustin Penner and more.
01/14/2012 – Guest on TFP Live, The Fourth Period radio on NHL Home Ice (XM 92, Sirius 207), talking Pennercakes, the Kings offense and more.
01/13/2012 – Guest on ESPN Radio Ventura to discuss Jonathan Quick being named to the All-Star team, Dustin Penner and pancakes, Darryl Sutter, etc.
01/03/2012 – Guest on TSN 990 in Montreal – talking LA Kings outlook for second half, coaching change, etc.
12/14/2011 – Guest on The Hockeywood Insider podcast, along with Jim Fox, Darryl Evans, Dennis Bernstein and others – talking the Kings firing coach Terry Murray and his probable replacement. Listen here:
12/13/2011 – Guest on Sportsnet 960 (FAN 960) in Calgary – talking the LA Kings players, the firing of coach Murray and more. Listen here.
12/2/2011 – Guest on The Fourth Period radio show (NHL Home Ice, XM204 and Sirius 207) – live, in-game update to discuss the Montreal Canadiens and LA Kings. Link coming soon.
11/19/2011 – Guest on The Fourth Period radio show (syndicated throughout North America) – previewing the Detroit Red Wings at LA Kings. Link coming soon.
11/16/2011 – Guest on Ducks Calls, postgame radio show following Kings 2-1 defeat of the Anaheim Ducks – audio coming soon
11/15/2011 Guest on The Hockeywood Insider podcast – talking the return of Andrei Loktionov and Slava Voynov, coach Terry Murray’s reuniting of Jack Johnson and Drew Doughty, plus the latest news surrounding the Manchester Monarchs and more. Click here to listen.
10/29/2011 – Served as color analyst for Ontario Reign game (the Kings’ ECHL affiliate) – audio coming soon
10/19/2011 – Guest on The Hockeywood Insider Podcast – talking LA Kings prospects like Andrei Loktionov, Slava Voynov (who made his NHL debut against the Blues on Tuesday), plus goalies Martin Jones, Jeff Zatkoff and JF Berube. Click here to listen.
10/1/2011 – Guest on AM570 Los Angeles, live spot from Las Vegas during second intermission of Frozen Fury – we talk Drew Doughty’s new contract, Trent Hunter, mental health in the NHL and more (listen here) – note: There’s a small ‘jump cut’ after we talk predictions for the Pacific Division. The next question was ‘How can the NHL capitalize on the NBA lockout?’ – but the clip doesn’t reflect that, it just flows right from predictions to the lockout.
9/26/2011 – Guest on Chicago based show, in-depth preview of the LA Kings 2011-12 season (listen here)
9/16/2011 – Guest on Phoenix radio show, Breakthrough Sports on KXXT 1010AM. We cover the Kings 2011 Rookie Camp, talk prospects Brandon Kozun and Tyler Toffoli, preview the Pacific Division, thoughts on the Western Conference standings, NHL labor talks with Donald Fehr, Drew Doughty, which Kings defenseman could be ripe for a trade, Mike Richards and much more (listen here)
8/31/2011 – Guest on The Hockeywood Insider podcast – we talk Drew Doughty contract negotiations, Ethan Moreau’s role with the Kings, Tyler Toffoli’s chances of making the team out of camp this year…plus a fun debate about many of the rule changes being mulled over by the NHL (link here)
8/18/2011 – Guest on Fan 960 in Calgary. We talk Drew Doughty’s contract situation, Jonathan Quick vs. Jonathan Bernier, Dustin Penner and more. Listen on the station’s website here or at this secondary link here.
4/16/11 – Guest on The Hockeywood Insider podcast – talking regular season awards, team MVP, best newcomer, Kings vs Sharks playoff preview and predictions…and more
1/20/2011 – Guest on In the O…the Radio show – talking OHL players on the Kings and prospects in their system (i.e. Doughty, Clifford, Toffoli, etc.). Listen to the audio:
12/24/2010 – Guest on Up The Pucks – talking Kings hockey and the LA music scene
12/12/2010 – Guest on The Hockeywood Insider podcast – talking Willie Mitchell and Kings prospects (audio below)
11/6/2010 – Guest on The Fourth Period radio hour – previewing LA vs Nashville – link
11/3/2010 – Jim Fox and The Mayor on The Hockeywood Insider Podcast – link
8/8/2010 – Guest on The Hockeywoodlink