Full Details on Kings’ Maneuvers with Richards

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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 […]

FREE REPLAY: Mayor on Sportsnet Radio Talking Richards Situation

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Here is a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio in Calgary with Bruce Dowbiggin this morning discussing Mike Richards being placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Kings. Among the points covered were: what does this mean in the short-term, which teams were interested in trading for him, how […]

The Return of Dustin Penner

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It’s time. Dustin Penner is making his return to the world of hockey.
Before you get all nitpicky about the title of this article, just wait. It got you here, didn’t it? And who doesn’t love a good Penner story?
Since landing in Los Angeles back in 2011, MayorsManor has been one of his favorite stops. Although […]

Kings Appear Closer to Putting ECHL Team in Manchester

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Expect the AHL West stories to ramp up in the coming days. While our sources indicate a formal announcement is not likely before next week, both the ECHL and AHL have Board of Governors meetings during their respective All Star Game festivities this week. How the plan impacts both leagues will be discussed, thus small […]

Puck Probability: Predictions for Shore vs. Shore, Flames at Kings

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While they may not get the publicity of say the Sutter or Staal families just yet, the Shores are turning into quite a little NHL factory. Older brother Drew was a second round draft pick by the Florida Panthers in 2009 and is now part of the Calgary Flames organization. His younger brother Nick was […]

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: No. 6-10

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Yesterday, we rolled out the initial article in our three-part series looking at the midseason updates to the LA Kings top 10 prospects list. Already served up were three honorable mentions – defensemen Kevin Gravel, Alex Lintuniemi, and Roland McKeown. Now, we’ll get into the players who secured No. 6-10 in the rankings.
As a reminder, […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Blake hate, Shore, Quick, Andreoff

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about all the latest topics surrounding the LA Kings, including some fans still holding onto a disdain for Rob Blake, how that might impact this weekend’s jersey retirement, what is wrong […]

More Than Minor Points: Trades, Schultz, and Shore

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WiJust a couple of quick notes related to some odds and ends worth mentioning…
– Regarding the increased trade chatter of late, pump the breaks when it comes to the Kings. As we mentioned in detail here, the Kings are in no hurry to make a deal. In fact, the deal they are looking for (yes, […]

How the Kings Can Best Use Nick Shore

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Discussions of line combinations are a continuous topic in hockey circles, and even more so in Los Angeles of late, where Kings coach Darryl Sutter has often been channeling his inner-Terry Murray. Gone is the early 2012 era, a time period in which Sutter went with nearly the same line-up every night. More recently, largely […]

Puck Probability: Predictions for Maple Leafs at Kings

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Once upon a time, the Kings and Maple Leafs waged what was arguably the best seven-game series in Stanley Cup Playoff history. Fast forwarding a little more than two decades later, today they are a pair of franchises heading in very different directions. Los Angeles is considered to have a roster full of players in […]