2019 NHL Draft Preview: Cole Caufield, USA Forward

With the NHL Draft Combine underway in Buffalo, perhaps it only appropriate we continue our 2019 Draft preview series by looking at another player from the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP). After recently profiling a few of his teammates — like Matthew Boldy and Trevor Zegras — now, we turn our attention to […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Trevor Zegras, USA Forward

Look no further than the two teams currently fighting for the Stanley Cup to get a sense of how valuable first round selections can be – Boston has six playing on their team, and St. Louis has nine. Those numbers equate to nearly 40% of the players suiting up each night. This makes it not […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Matthew Boldy, USA Forward

While much of the NHL Draft talk in recent months has focused on a small handful of names at the top of the first round, there is still a profusion of heavy lifting put in by every club’s scouting staff in an effort to be best prepared for the long weekend. Holding two picks among […]

2019 NHL Draft Preview: Alex Turcotte, USA Center

Even with two selections currently slated for the first round, make no mistake about it – the 2019 NHL Entry Draft will be one of the most important weekends in recent memory for the LA Kings. There will be little room for error, considering the retooling GM Rob Blake and staff have begun with the […]

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 several LA Kings related topics, including: Todd McLellan’s new assistant coaches, Jonathan Quick’s future, Anze Kopitar and the Hall of Fame, as well as what GM Rob Blake might be thinking in the first round of […]

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 […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes on LA Kings Summer Plans

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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 discuss some summer time plans for the LA Kings – including who they might be targeting early in the first round of the NHL draft, where the Toronto/Muzzin pick will likely land, […]