WJC Post-Mortem: Nelson Emerson Talks Turcotte, Kaliyev

Every year, right after Christmas, a group from the Kings management team heads to the World Junior Championships. Widely celebrated as one of the premier tournaments in all of hockey, the contingent going can vary widely from year to year, both in size and distance traveled. On one hand they were a bit lucky last […]

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 16.3 with Tony Granato

We’re inside of 48 hours of the 2020 World Junior Championships kicking off in the Czech Republic and we have two huge Kings of the Podcast episodes to share with you during the wait. First up, we talk with former Kings player and current Wisconsin Badger coach, Tony Granato. Not only is he the current […]

WJC 2020: Checking in With Alex Turcotte at USA Hockey Camp

Stop whatever you’re doing. Take a deep breath and see if you can feel it.
That excitement in the air is because in just about a week, the greatest hockey tournament on the planet – the World Junior Championship – gets underway. There truly is nothing like seeing all of the best under-20 players in […]

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 […]

The Mayor talks Olympic hockey – who will medal and why

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The Mayor joined host Gabriel Morency on SiriusXM’s Game Time Decision on Wednesday night to talk Olympic hockey. Take a listen…

MayorsManor Lockout Radio with NHL legend Mike Modano

In 2009 Mike Modano made his first appearance on MayorsManor.  It was an in-depth look back his career, from being drafted in the first round by Minnesota to winning a Stanley Cup in Dallas, from his international success with Team USA to being dropped on his head by some EMTs and he even reflected on breaking a […]

MayorsManor Live Radio with LA Kings dman Matt Greene

When the NHL lockout finally ends and the players return to action, Kings defenseman Matt Greene will need just 39 games to reach 500 games played. That’s quite the milestone, even for a former second round draft pick.
On today’s show we’ll look back at some of the things that have gone into those 461 games […]

Kings prospect Kevin Gravel emerging from the shadows

Kevin Gravel (photo: B Hemmelgarn)

When you’re taken in the fifth round of the NHL Draft, not many hockey fans know you’re name. Even the most diehard puckheads have only a cursory knowledge of guys selected outside of the first – maybe second – round. For every Brayden Schenn, there’s at least a dozen more like […]

Big week for five of the LA Kings college prospects

As noted several times here on MayorsManor over the last few seasons, there has been a slow migration around the NHL away from relying so heavily on Canadian junior prospects. Conversely, we’ve seen a substantial increase in American-born players being taken in the first and second rounds of the NHL Draft.
The Kings are right […]

WJC 2012: Kings prospects face-off on TV today at noon

The 2012 World Junior Championship is underway in Alberta, Canada. The top tournament for under-20 year old hockey players kicked off Monday with wins by Team USA and Canada.
Today, both teams are back in action again – with the U.S. facing Finland and Canada squaring off with the Czech Republic.
Of note, the US/Finland game […]