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 […]

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 Contracts: Heating up, Cooling off, and the Buyout

When it comes to the Los Angeles Kings summer to do list, to say things are fluid would be about as obvious as calling the sky blue. A potential buyout for center Mike Richards and the ongoing legal issues surrounding defenseman Slava Voynov should be enough to bring everything else to a screeching halt. However, […]

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 […]

Updated overview of the Kings salary cap situation

Here we go again. Salary Cap 101, week three is now in session.
As mentioned previously, you’re encouraged to take copious notes. Pop quizzes are likely early next week.
A few major changes have taken place since our last meeting, including the departure of Rob Scuderi and addition of Jeff Schultz. In a somewhat surprising reversal, GM […]