2019 NHL Draft Preview: Dylan Cozens, WHL Center

The hockey season ended far too early for the LA Kings, and the five-week anticipation of the NHL Draft feels like forever.
However, with the league’s 31 member teams knee-deep in their due diligence, this remains a peak preparation period for next month’s big event. Top 2019 draft eligible prospects Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko are […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Arthur Kaliyev, OHL Forward

With the first round of this year’s NHL Draft just a smidge over five weeks away, our ongoing preview of the league’s annual prospect-palooza continues to pick up steam. In several recent radio interviews MayorsManor editor, John Hoven, has talked extensively about the Kings possibly trading down a few spots from their current No. 5 […]

REPLAY: Hoven Talks Kings Draft Plans, Kopitar, Quick on TSN Radio

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio, where he joined host Kevin Olszewski to discuss the LA Kings, Winnipeg Jets, Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks and more. Among the Los Angeles related topics were: Todd McLellan’s new assistant coaches, Jonathan Quick’s future, Anze Kopitar and the Hall of Fame, as […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Bowen Byram, WHL Defenseman

As we approach next month’s NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, our pre-event coverage continues — while staying in the WHL — as we get to know Bowen Byram, who is expected to be the top defenseman selected this year.
As mentioned in our Kirby Dach profile last week, articles published in this series are not in […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Kirby Dach, WHL Center

Although we usually begin rolling out our pre-Draft coverage in early June, there has been a clamoring for information this season — likely due to the Kings having the No. 5 pick in the first round — so we’re getting started a little earlier this time around. In what will serve as the first in […]

10 Tidbits on Nikolai Prokhorkin – Finally Coming to America

We truly never thought we’d be typing these words… Welcome to Los Angeles, old friend.
Even casual hockey observers could likely note that nearly every NHL prospect has a fascinating backstory if you take the time to dig in a little. Yet, how many of those players have a tale including legal action regarding their […]

‘Perfect Storm’ Stirs Up Bad Memories For O’Donnell

History has a strange way of repeating itself.
Today marks the anniversary of one of the most infamous moments in LA Kings playoff history. From a disappointment standpoint, it likely only rivals what went down in Game 2 of the 1993 Stanley Cup Final. Thus, this article could have simply been a fun look back at […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes on Kings Hiring McLellan and the Draft

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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 take a deep dive on the LA Kings hiring Todd McLellan as their new head coach.
Today’s radio segment can be heard using the player below or download any of our audio […]

TO DO LIST: Kings Have Way Too Many Forwards

It’s no secret that Los Angeles GM Rob Blake has his work cut out over the next three months. He’ll need to hire a coach, make some trades, and carefully navigate around a series of potential landmines while the rest of Southern California is barbecuing and off at the beach enjoying the summer months.
To […]

Answering the Two Most Important Jeff Carter Questions

Will Jeff Carter be back with the LA Kings? What’s the deal with those previous reports of him allegedly saying he may retire if traded?
While guys like Drew Doughty, Dustin Brown, and Rob Blake spoke at length during Monday’s exit interviews, Jeff Carter opted for the quality over quantity option.
After taking a few questions regarding […]