MayorsManor: Thoughts on the 2015 NHL Awards Nominees

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Through the Professional Hockey Writers Association, I was honored to be part of the voting body responsible for most of the major NHL Awards a few years ago. However, once I started writing prospect profiles for the LAKings website, there was a conflict of interest, and I no longer have the opportunity to vote in any official […]

MayorsManor Live: 2014-15 LA Kings Post-Mortem, Every Question Answered

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We’re back! Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period magazine joins us to answer every L.A. Kings question you have about the team’s 2014-15 season, as well as what lies ahead in what will be an interesting summer. Topics include:
– Mike Richards, buy out or not? See the cap cost (penalty) by […]

Brown, Kopitar, Sutter on Life Without Stoll and Williams

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Among the Kings myriad of roster issues needing to be addressed over the next two months is what to do with pending unrestricted free agent forwards Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams. Both were critical pieces to the team’s two Stanley Cups. However, given the salary cap issues facing GM Dean Lombardi, there likely won’t be […]

Kopitar Reflects on Down Season and Potential Contract Extension

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Kings center Anze Kopitar met with the media at the team’s training center today following his exit interview with management. Early on in the discussion, Kopitar revealed he will soon join Team Slovenia at the IIHF World Championships because, after all, “It’s kinda hard to say no to your Dad.”
Below are additional highlights from the […]

FREE REPLAY: Mayor on TSN Radio Talking Kings Roster

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Enjoy a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on TSN Radio, as he joined the Oilers pregame show with host Dean Millard. Among the L.A. Kings players discussed were Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards, Jarret Stoll, Drew Doughty, Andrej Sekera, Jonathan Quick, and Brayden McNabb.
You can give today’s segment a listen using the […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Richards, Kings, Ducks Problems

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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 touch on all the latest happenings in the Western Conference. Among the highlights were observations on Mike Richards’ return to the NHL, Jarret Stoll’s progress, a surging Anze Kopitar, what might be […]

Stadium Series: Kopitar and Andreoff Pregame Quotes

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Los Angeles Kings forwards Anze Kopitar shared the following comments in advance of tonight’s outdoor game vs. the San Jose Sharks at Levi’s Stadium…
On if he experienced any problems with the lights during Friday night’s practice:
Kopitar – “I didn’t have any problems. I didn’t really notice it until you just said it.”
On if the time […]

Final Results: Team Mayor vs. Team Penner

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Yesterday was going to be so glorious. We were prepared to ridiculously gloat about the results from our little challenge with Dustin Penner. Instead, Mike Richards was put on waivers and the proverbial train came off the tracks in a real hurry. With order somewhat restored, let’s get back to the real business at hand […]

Puck Probability: Predictions for Devils at Kings, Jan. 14

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Martin Brodeur will not be in goal tonight for New Jersey. In fact, he isn’t even with the Devils anymore after manning their goal crease for two full decades. Additionally, Jaromir Jagr didn’t make it out West for the game. Add in Lou Lamoriello now serving as the head coach and you’re left wondering, who are these Devils? What is […]

Time for Change: Kings Lineup Suggestions

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‘Oh October, where have you gone,’ is likely something Darryl Sutter often wonders. Back in the opening month of the season his Kings had the hottest line in hockey, with the trio of Tanner Pearson-Jeff Carter-Tyler Toffoli racking up 35 points in the first 11 games. Overall, the team has been a bit of a mystery most nights, […]