Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 15 – with Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records

With Episode 15 we welcome in old friend Brian Slagel, the founder at Metal Blade Records, and somebody longtime followers of MayorsManor should know well. Here’s a brief look at some of the topics covered:
– A look at the Kings recent roadtrip through Edmonton and Calgary
– Kyle Clifford doing the most Kyle Clifford […]

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 14 – with Hammer from Violent Gentlemen

For Episode 14 we took the show deep behind the Orange Curtain for a live recording at the Honda Center. What did we cover? Here’s a brief look at some of the topics covered:
– First Kings-Ducks meeting of the season
– An interview with Mike Hammer, who explains the backstory on Violent Gentlemen
– […]

SPORTSNET RADIO REPLAY: Hoven on Pacific Division Contenders, plus Eastern Conference Elite

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio in Toronto, where he joined hosts George Rusic and Andy McNamara for a lap around the NHL. They talked which teams are serious contenders in the Pacific Division — including thoughts on the Canucks, Flames, and Oilers — plus broke down the early season […]

SPORTSNET RADIO REPLAY: Hoven Separates 2019 Stanley Cup Contenders and Pretenders

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio in Toronto, where he joined host Josh Goldberg for a lap around the NHL; where they talked about potential first round playoff matchups involving the San Jose Sharks, Vegas Golden Knights, Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Arizona Coyotes, Dallas Stars, Tampa Bay […]

NHL Midseason Awards: PHWA Official Results vs. My Ballot

For a second straight year, the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) polled their constituents to determine midseason winners in 10 categories related to the 2018-19 NHL campaign.
Established in 1962, the PHWA has grown to around 300 hockey media members based in North America. I’m honored to have been among the more than 125 PHWA […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes Returns to Preview Pacific Division

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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 preview the 2018-19 Pacific Division race – who makes the playoffs, who doesn’t, and why?
For what it’s worth, after the segment was over, Boomer continued to the conversation by sharing his […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on Sportsnet, Talking Kings-Flames and Awards Season

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio with Pat Steinberg earlier today, where they discussed the Kings-Flames matchup coming up at the Staples Center, plus debated who is the best defenseman in the NHL, as well as evaluated Anze Kopitar’s season, and much more.
You can listen to the segment […]

FREE REPLAY: NHL Trade Talk with Hoven, Bernstein, Friedman, Pagnotta, and more

Sunday night, host Jonathan Davis welcomed a slew of guests to the airwaves of NHL Network radio — including John Hoven, Dennis Bernstein, Dave Pagnotta, Elliotte Friedman, and Eric Stephens — to discuss all the latest trade deadline rumors and speculation. Among the teams discussed were: Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, Dallas […]

Why Calgary’s Kris Russell Could Be a Fit in L.A.

With the trade deadline a week away in the NHL, Kings GM Dean Lombardi is still looking to enhance his roster, with the ultimate hope of securing a third Stanley Cup in just six years.  The team’s front office largely believes that in order to accomplish that, they will need to bolster their defense.  With […]

10 Things to Know: LA Kings and Monday’s Trade Deadline

It’s that time of the year again, when everybody in the hockey world nearly loses their mind. Executives, scouts, coaches, fans, media, et al. have been consumed with trade talk for several weeks now and it will only continue to increase leading into Monday’s NHL Trade Deadline.
As in past years, we have recently spent endless […]