What You Need to Know About Michael Mersch’s Game

MayorsManor has confirmed: #LAKings have called up @mikemersch25 (Mike Mersch) from @ontarioreign. Had 12 goals in 19 AHL games this season.
— The Mayor John Hoven (@mayorNHL) December 9, 2015
Dating back to last season, Michael Mersch has scored 36 goals in his last 52 games.
With a dizzying array of feints and jukes, the newest King always […]

Is Nick Shore “One of the Best” Defensive Centers?

“I think he’s one of the best defensive centermen in the league already, and he’s only in his second year.” (Drew Doughty, to Jon Rosen on Fox Sports West, after last Tuesday’s win against Vancouver)
Is Nick Shore really one the league’s top defensive centers after just 58 NHL games? In a word, no.
Let’s begin with […]

The Truth About Jamie McBain

The Los Angeles Kings have gone 27-11-5 with Jamie McBain in the lineup over the last two seasons. Without him? At 27-24-11, they’re barely a .500 team.
The Kings just win with McBain, right?
In much the same way, perhaps it was defenseman Randy Jones who pushed the 2010-11 Kings into the postseason. LA went 28-14-6 with […]

Kings Final Roster Moves, Preparing for 2015-16 NHL Season

With the Kings final preseason game scheduled for later tonight in Las Vegas, there is still a little bit of housekeeping to prepare for over the next few days, as each team has to submit their final 23-man roster to the league prior to the puck dropping on the 2015-16 regular season.
When the team sent […]

LA Kings 2015-16 Projected Lineup and Salary Cap Review

Twitter isn’t for everybody, we know. And not everybody gets a chance to listen to the various radio spots we post here on MayorsManor. Thus, as a friendly service, let’s look at the Kings projected roster for next season – since that seems to be one of the most popular questions we’ve received as of […]

UPDATE: Mike Richards on Waivers; Buyout Next?

By now, nearly everybody knows there is much more to the story. His play has declined over the past few seasons – or at least his production has – and he simply isn’t cap-friendly enough for the Kings to hold on to at this point, with a contract that has five years remaining at $5.75M per. GM […]

Kings Trade Scenarios, Odds on Several Deals

With the NHL Trade Deadline quickly approaching, we continue to be inundated with questions about what the Kings might be doing, who they’re looking at, which players might move, if they’re done making deals after the trade with Carolina, etc.
We have spent a ton of time on calls, texts, and face to face conversations over […]

Full Details on Kings’ Maneuvers with Richards

Nothing like a major news item to start off the week. As reported earlier today by Elliotte Friedman, the Los Angeles Kings have placed center Mike Richards on waivers. We have since been inundated with questions, so let’s try to break down several issues and bring some clarity to what is going on and what […]

Salary Cap Crunch – Kyle Clifford or Trevor Lewis?

We keep waiting for people to beg for mercy, complaining that their heads hurt from all the math. Instead, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive all summer long to our series of salary cap articles. And why not, if there was ever a period in NHL history where you really needed to understand the cap […]

Monday morning Salary Cap review – Martinez in, who’s next?

Nothing gets people excited like a little math on a Monday morning.
For about the past month or so we’ve been reviewing the Kings salary cap situation – which, as most of you know by now, is more complicated than the planning required for a Cirque du Soleil show.
As part of the new CBA agreed to […]