Problem Identified: What the LA Kings Have Been Missing for Three Years

Since 2014, coming off a run that included two Stanley Cup parades in three years, the Los Angeles Kings have been plagued with constant questions surrounding what’s gone wrong. Theories have ranged from the loss of defenseman Slava Voynov to bad trades, from injuries to bad contracts, from a coach unwilling (or unable) to change […]

LA Kings Salary Cap Update After Trevor Lewis Signing, Next Steps

Kings GM Dean Lombardi and VP/capologist Jeff Solomon have been working overtime the past week and it’s helped bring some initial clarity to the team’s salary cap situation. After the signing of forward Trevor Lewis to a four-year, $8M deal, here is how things most likely look for the 2016-17 roster (at the moment):
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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 […]

Is Nick Shore “One of the Best” Defensive Centers?

“I think he’s one of the best defensive centermen in the league already, and he’s only in his second year.” (Drew Doughty, to Jon Rosen on Fox Sports West, after last Tuesday’s win against Vancouver)
Is Nick Shore really one the league’s top defensive centers after just 58 NHL games? In a word, no.
Let’s begin with […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kopitar Extension, Richards Situation, Voynov Status

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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 several topics, most notably: Jarret Stoll signing with the New York Rangers, Mike Richards’ contract status, and the likely future of Slava Voynov (which was also explained in greater detail […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven and Haggerty on NHL Radio, Latest Kings and Bruins News

John Hoven joined host Jonathan Davis for this week’s edition of the 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network radio, where they covered all of the latest Kings news – including: Mike Richards going on waivers for the purpose of a buyout, Jarret Stoll’s status in Los Angeles, how the Milan Lucic trade came about, Justin Williams, […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on ESPN Radio Previewing NHL Draft

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on ESPN Radio with host Sebastian Norén, where they discussed this weekend’s NHL Draft, what the Los Angeles Kings might do with their No. 13 pick in the first round, and several roster moves other teams might be considering. Then, after a brief commercial break, Hoven […]

TRADE REVISITED: Mike Richards for Simmonds and Schenn

The following article was originally posted on MayorsManor in October 2011. Since then, the Kings have won two Stanley Cups. In honor of the four year anniversary of the Mike Richards trade, we take a look back once again…
In the 40-plus year history of the Los Angeles Kings franchise, there have been some pretty big […]

UPDATE: Mike Richards on Waivers; Buyout Next?

By now, nearly everybody knows there is much more to the story. His play has declined over the past few seasons – or at least his production has – and he simply isn’t cap-friendly enough for the Kings to hold on to at this point, with a contract that has five years remaining at $5.75M per. GM […]

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 […]