Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings pursuit of Reilly, Forbort, Jones

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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 talk about a myriad of topics, including: the LA Kings pursuit of free agent defenseman Mike Reilly, Andrej Sekera, Martin Jones new contract, goaltending prospect, J.F. Berube, Anze Kopitar’s contract extension, Columbus […]

Hard Work Pays Off; Kings Defensive Prospect Gets New Contract

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Even in today’s world of instant gratification, there is still something to be said for good ol’ fashioned hard work, dedication, and patience.
Last June, just prior to us breaking the news of defenseman Kevin Gravel, originally selected by the Kings in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Draft, signing an AHL-only deal with Manchester, […]

Kings 2015-16 Preseason Schedule Includes Second Neutral-Site Game

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With the Los Angeles Kings annual end to their preseason schedule having already been announced, Frozen Fury XVII in Las Vegas on October 3, MayorsManor can now confirm the second game on the team’s 2015-16 exhibition calendar. This one will actually be an Arizona Coyotes “home” game, although the teams won’t be played at Gila […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio – Weal, Mersch, Kings Draft Plans

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John Hoven of MayorsManor, Chicago sports columnist Barry Rozner, and Steve Simmons on the Toronto Sun joined Jonathan Davis for this week’s edition of the 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network radio. Among the topics discussed were the Calder Cup Final, which players from the Manchester Monarchs could make the Kings roster next season, Jordan […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: LA Kings, Richards, Toffoli, Conn Smythe

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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 talk about a myriad of topics, including: the LA Kings possibly trading Mike Richards [detailed in writing here], an offer sheet for Tyler Toffoli, the Chicago Blackhawks becoming America’s Team, which Tampa […]

Which Rookie Defenseman Will Make Kings Roster, Forbort or Miller?

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Recently, Mark Yannetti, Kings Director of Scouting, joined the MayorsManor Live podcast for a Calder Cup preview. If you haven’t listened to it yet, we highly encourage you to, as he spoke rather candidly about the development of four of the team’s top-10 ranked prospects. He also mentioned there being up to five spots available […]

Yannetti on Weal and ‘that antiquated, dinosaur way of thinking in the NHL’

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Mark Yannetti, Director of Scouting for the LA Kings, knows all too well the trials and tribulations organizations go through in finding, developing, and hopefully acclimating young players into professional hockey careers. He’s been one of GM Dean Lombardi’s key lieutenants since the current regime took over in 2006 and has been an influential figure […]

MayorsManor Live: Calder Cup Final Preview with Yannetti and Tonge

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It all comes down to this. Beginning Saturday night in Manchester, the 2015 Calder Cup will kick off, with the host Monarchs taking on the Utica Comets. Their parent clubs, the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks, have had plenty of playoff battles; now these two teams will meet for the first time […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings Prospects, Ducks Problems, and SCF

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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 talk about all the latest news surrounding the Los Angeles Kings, including: Jarret Stoll’s future, GM Dean Lombardi’s comments earlier this week, a bevy of Kings’ prospects playing in the Calder Cup […]

Lombardi on Kings’ season – ‘We just got what we deserved’

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More from Kings GM Dean Lombardi…
On the amount of work ahead and reflection on the difference between this year and last year at this time:
“[We’ve been working to nail all of] that down. Because of what happened in the past, it was a more recovery-based offseason than upgrading our conditioning. A lot of time […]