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John Hoven is a member of the of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and co-hosts Kings of the Podcast. He is also the founder and editor of MayorsManor.com, which has been named Best Sports Blog in Los Angeles by LA Weekly and Hockey Blog of the Year by Yahoo Sports. Click "ABOUT OUR TEAM" above for a full bio.

Kings Of The Podcast: Ep. Q22 with Kyle Clifford

If we were going to do a special Kings of the Podcast episode, one of the first names that comes to mind as a guest is Kyle Clifford. And he’s joining us for this show!
Among the topics discussed:
– His time in Los Angeles and Toronto
– OHL Barrie Colts
– ECHL and AHL versions of the Ontario […]

Preview: First Look at LA Kings Reverse Retro Jersey

Below is a first look at what we believe the LA Kings ‘reverse retro’ jersey will be for the upcoming 2020-21 season. As recently explained in a separate article, this is a league wide initiative – where teams are expected to add a fourth jersey, to only be worn once or twice versus a rival […]

POLL: Which LA Kings Reverse Retro Jersey Design Do You Prefer?

If the LA Kings are getting ready to introduce a new jersey, you know MayorsManor will be on the hunt to break the story. After years of successfully sharing what any new sweaters (and other uniform changes) will look like, info is getting harder and harder to obtain. Nonetheless, we remain committed – don’t you […]

RUMOR: New LA Kings Fourth Jersey for 2020-21 Season

Let the games begin.
No, not the action on the ice — we’re still a few months away from hockey returning — but rather the cat and mouse game of trying to figure out what the new LA Kings jersey will look like.
As we discussed on a recent Kings of the Podcast episode, teams around the […]

Kings Of The Podcast: Ep. Q21 with Kevin Westgarth

For Episode Q21 we reached out to an old friend. Kevin Westgarth joins us for another all new Kings of the Podcast, where we look back on some good times, as well as chat about what he’s been up to recently – in his role working for the league office.
Among the other topics discussed:
– Many […]

Kings Of The Podcast: Ep. Q20 with Boomer Gordon and Martin St. Louis

Fresh on the heels of Blake Lizotte makings his inaugural visit onto Kings of the Podcast, we’re back with another new show — featuring a rarity, double guests. Joining us this time around are Hall of Famer Martin St. Louis and everybody’s favorite radio host, Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon.
Topics discussed:
– St. Louis’ recent Tweet of […]

Kings Of The Podcast: Ep. Q19 with Blake Lizotte

After several shows focused on prospects and management, let’s turn our attention back to the NHL roster. Coming off his first year as a pro hockey player, we have center Blake Lizotte joining us for an all new Kings of the Podcast.
Topics discussed:
– One of his early coaches, a former Kings player
– Borrowing money […]

Kings Already Planning for 2021 Seattle Expansion Draft

Several factors have changed since we first previewed the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft back in early 2019. Now, as the Seattle Kraken inch closer to the summer 2021 event — where they will select their initial batch of players — we thought it would be a worthwhile exercise to take another look at things from […]

Kings Of The Podcast: Ep. Q18 with Quinton Byfield

Kings of the Podcast returns for another all-new episode, featuring Quinton Byfield.
Topics discussed:
– Being selected by the LA Kings
– Thoughts on the team’s other OHL draft picks
– Playing with Akil Thomas
– Training, areas of improvement moving forward
– Baseball teams and Dodger hats (with a special comment for Drew Doughty)
– World Junior Championships
– Magic Johnson and […]

Kings Of the Podcast: Ep. Q17 with Christian Ruuttu, LA Kings European Scout

As if we didn’t have enough fun with Mark Yannetti on our last Kings of the Podcast, this time around Christian Ruuttu, LA’s top European Scout, drops by too share stories and talk prospects.
Topics discussed:
– How he found out he was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres
– Playing in some of the NHL’s most famous arenas
– […]