Akil Thomas: Moving From Kings Fan to Kings Prospect

“After they won those two Cups, I became a Kings fan,” Akil Thomas told us recently.
Selected in the second round of this year’s NHL Entry Draft, Thomas is among a group of prospects arriving in Los Angeles for Rookie Camp this week, all sharing at least one thing in common – they grew up only […]

Kings of the Roundtable 2018, Episode 6 – Answering Questions From Fans

As this journey continues, Episode 6 takes us to the land of no return – we embark on answering actual questions submitted by fans. It’s your show!
As mentioned previously, MayorsManor and The Fourth Period have once again partnered to bring you an in-depth look at the Los Angeles Kings, both on and off the […]

Kings of the Roundtable 2018, Episode 4 – A Prospect Party

With over 30 minutes of LA Kings related conversations (read: debates) already posted, we’re now prepped and ready to share Episode 4 of this year’s Kings of the Roundtable.
For those just tuning in, MayorsManor and The Fourth Period have once again partnered to bring you an in-depth look at the Los Angeles Kings, […]

Kings of the Roundtable 2018, Episode 3 – Carter, Toffoli, and the Pacific Division Race

Did you enjoy Episode 2, where we talked Voynov, Kovalchuk, and Kempe? Well, we’re not even close to being done yet.
For those just catching up, MayorsManor and The Fourth Period have once again partnered to bring you an in-depth look at the Kings, both on and off the ice. Along with Dennis Bernstein, Senior […]

Kings of the Roundtable 2018 – Episode 2, Voynov and Kovalchuk

Now that you’ve had plenty of time to digest Episode 1, we’re back with some more Kings of the Roundtable to get you ready for the 2018-19 hockey season.
Once again, MayorsManor and The Fourth Period have partnered to bring you an in-depth look at the Kings, both on and off the ice. Along with Dennis […]

Kings of the Roundtable 2018 – Episode 1, Blake and Stevens

Guess what? We’re back!
By popular demand, Kings of the Roundtable has returned to kick of the 2018-19 hockey season. Once again, MayorsManor and The Fourth Period have partnered to bring you an in-depth look at the Kings, both on and off the ice. We’ll debate why certain moves happened this summer, as well as address […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Hoven Grades LA Kings GM Rob Blake

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to look at Rob Blake’s first year on the job as LA Kings GM – including how he did with the roster, contracts, rebuilding the prospect pool, and much more.
As an added bonus, […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Talking Vilardi, Brown, and Possible LA Kings Trades

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Steve Kouleas to look at next season’s LA Kings line combinations, Tanner Pearson’s future, rookie Gabe Vilardi, forward Iyla Kovalchuk, Dustin Brown;s resurgence, a possible trade for Max Pacioretty, the Pacific Division favorite, and much more.
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July 2018 – LA Kings Lineup, Salary Cap Situation and Possible Trade Scenarios

With some of the heated fervor surrounding Free Agent Frenzy starting to dissipate, we thought it best to circle back on the LA Kings salary cap situation. We continue to get inquires via social media regarding General Manager Rob Blake’s overall plan.
Well, his whiteboard in El Segundo looks something similar to this:
 

Kovalchuk
Kopitar
Brown

$6,250,000
10,000,000
5,875,000

 
 
 

Pearson
Carter
Toffoli

3,750,000
5,272,727
4,600,000

 
 
 

Iafallo
Kempe
Vilardi

925,000
894,167
925,000

 
 
 

Clifford
Lewis
Thompson

1,600,000
2,000,000
1,650,000

 
 
 

Brodzinski
Amadio
 

650,000
717,500
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Forbort
Doughty
 

2,525,000
7,000,000
 

 
 
 

Muzzin
Phaneuff
 

4,000,000
5,250,000
 

 
 

Brickley
Martinez
 

925,000
4,000,000
 

 
 
 

LaDue
 
 

917,831
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Quick
Campbell
 

5,800,000
675,000
 

 
This configuration of […]

REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio – Talking Why Kovalchuk and Kings Next Roster Moves

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Enjoy a free replay of this weekend’s Two Man Advantage on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jonathan Davis to look at why the LA Kings signed forward Iyla Kovalchuk, if that makes them a Stanley Cup contender, what other moves they might make next, a John Tavares prediction, and much more. […]