NHL RADIO REPLAY: Hoven’s Opinion on John Stevens’ Future as :LA Kings Coach

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Enjoy a free replay of today’s segment on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jonathan Davis to break down several news items surrounding the LA Kings – the conversation included John Stevens status behind the bench, possible trades coming, Matt Luff making his NHL debut, what Dustin Brown really means to the […]

LA Kings Opening Night Roster: Final Decisions Made, This Is It

With the Kings idle, waiting to roll into Opening Night this coming Friday, there isn’t much going on.
Actually, it was a little challenging to type that sentence with a straight face. Truth is, not much has gone right in Los Angeles during preseason and things are a bit challenging at the moment.
Forget the […]

LA Kings Opening Night Roster: Take One – Early Camp Cuts Coming

Training Camp is officially in full swing, with two games down and another pair of split-squad matchups coming tomorrow, against the Golden Knights in Los Angeles and against the Canucks in Vancouver.
Look for GM Rob Blake and staff to start whittling down the roster real soon, as they push through the process of getting a […]

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, […]

REPLAY: Hoven on TSN Radio – Talking NHL Free Agency, Kings, VGK, and More

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio, where he joined host Kevin Olszewski to take a look at NHL Free Agency, the Kings signing forward Iyla Kovalchuk, what Drew Doughty’s new contract means, other moves LA GM Rob Blake might look to make, what happens next with the Vegas Golden Knights, […]

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 […]

[UPDATED] LA Kings 2018-19 Salary Cap, Trade Scenarios, and Voynov Update

We’ve reached that time of the year again – the week after the Stanley Cup has been awarded and all attention turns to the upcoming NHL Draft, followed by the opening of free agency. Thus, the questions have been rolling in of late, what does all of this mean for the LA Kings? And what […]

Blake and Yannetti on Their Evolving Relationship, and the LA Kings 2018 Draft

At this time last year, fresh on the heels of taking over as LA Kings General Manager just two months prior, Rob Blake was pretty transparent heading into the 2017 NHL Draft – it was largely Mark Yannetti’s show to run. Fast forward one year, and I checked in with both guys to see how […]

REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio, Talking Doughty, Kopitar, NHL Awards, and LA Kings Trade Scenarios

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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 the upcoming NHL Awards, Anze Kopitar’s chances of winning the Hart Trophy, the likelihood of Drew Doughty taking home the Norris Trophy, who GM Rob Blake might be looking to […]