Kings GM Dean Lombardi on the Future of Mike Richards

Some of the comments supplied by Kings GM Dean Lombardi during his conference call this afternoon have already been posted in previous articles. This is what he had to share on the salary cap and Mike Richards…
On the difficulty of planning for salaries this summer:
“I think I made it clear that’s it has been very […]

FREE REPLAY: Mayor Reviews Kings Roster Options on NHL Radio

Following up on the detailed article post late last week on MayorsManor, John Hoven joined Jonathan Davis on NHL Network Radio Sunday night to review all the latest thinking surrounding the LA Kings roster, as documented here. Topics covered included: Mike Richards, Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll, Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar, Andrej Sekera, Alec Martinez, Slava […]

Kings Contracts: Heating up, Cooling off, and the Buyout

When it comes to the Los Angeles Kings summer to do list, to say things are fluid would be about as obvious as calling the sky blue. A potential buyout for center Mike Richards and the ongoing legal issues surrounding defenseman Slava Voynov should be enough to bring everything else to a screeching halt. However, […]

Jordan Weal – ‘I am not on a personal vendetta’

As the Los Angeles Kings’ top minor league affiliate prepares to play in the AHL’s Eastern Conference Final later this week, Jordan Weal is looking to become anything but the next Bud Holloway.
Viewed by many as somebody who squandered his opportunity to make the NHL, Holloway was originally selected by the Kings in the third […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Justin Williams and Conf Final Predictions

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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 offer some predictions on the Western and Eastern Conference Finals, plus discuss what is going on with Justin Williams’ contract situation, a Mike Richards buyout, Jordan Weal’s future, Mike Babcock, Todd McLellan, […]

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 […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings Problems, WC Playoff Predictions

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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 the Los Angeles Kings missing the playoffs and to offer predictions on all eight Western Conference teams who did make it into post-season play. Among the highlights were a look […]

REPLAY: The Mayor on TSN Radio – Kings Playoff Scenarios

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Enjoy a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on TSN radio, where he discussed the L.A. Kings playoff scenarios with former NHL player Jason Strudwick. They also talked about the play of Alec Martinez, what to do with Mike Richards, the surging Winnipeg Jets, and the Pacific Division winning Anaheim Ducks, among […]

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 […]

10 Tidbits on Mike Richards Return to the NHL

As expected, Mike Richards is back in the NHL.
However, his return probably didn’t follow the path Kings’ management had in mind when they first sent him down to the AHL in late January. You simply can’t prepare for every factor in the world of sports because some of what unfolds is ultimately out of your […]