MayorsManor named Blog of the Year by Yahoo Sports’ Puck Daddy

Yahoo Puck Daddy best hockey blog winner 2012 MayorsManorEven without a single NHL game played in Southern California since mid-June, it’s still been a pretty exciting year around MayorsManor. During the lockout we’ve brought you updates from around the globe – including conversations with Anze Kopitar about playing in Sweden, Dustin Brown in Switzerland, Alec Martinez from Finland, Jonathan Bernier from Germany, a slew of guys in Manchester (Jordan Nolan, Dwight King, Tyler Toffoli, Brandon Kozun, etc.), Kyle Clifford in Ontario, Trevor Lewis in Utah and the list keeps going.

We were also blessed with the title of Best Sports Blog in LA by the folks at LA Weekly back in September and we’re not done yet… we’re going out with a bang in 2012!

Yesterday afternoon the gang at Puck Daddy, the home for hockey on Yahoo Sports, named MayorsManor as the Blog of the Year. Their 2012 Awards article had this to say:

Blog of the Year

Mayor’s Manor, a Los Angeles Kings blog run by John Hoven. Obviously, this blog was helped by the Kings’ run to the Cup offering some choice topics on which to write, but Hoven has turned the Manor into a place for great original reporting on under-reported stories; as well as strong Kings fan community. The Mayor breaks transactions but also breaks some really interesting smaller stories – like the “Hollywood” sign people going after Jonathan Bernier’s mask. There’s video, podcasting, live radio … a fantastic source that might just be the thing to replace Rich Hammond’s day-to-day coverage of the Kings.

Of course, we’re honored and very appreciative of not only the continued recognition but most importantly the ongoing support from all the readers, twitter followers and facebook friends who keep coming back to the site everyday to get their hockey fix.

Thanks to Greg Wyshynski, Sean Leahy, Harrison Mooney and the staff at Yahoo’s Puck Daddy for this great honor…and thanks to all the team personnel, agents and players who we work with on a daily basis.

We certainly hope that everybody has a safe and happy New Year’s Eve.

Before you run out to celebrate tonight though, be sure to read the rest of their 2012 Awards article, as there were many LA Kings connections – including items on Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, Dean Lombardi, Dustin Penner and Jonathan Quick.

Recent Articles

This Date in LA Kings History: October 30

Happy birthday to former @LAKings forward Patrice Tardif, who was born on October 30, 1970.#LAKings #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/8ke3UXXzOG
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) October 30, 2020

On October 30, 2013, the @LAKings matched a club record when they won their sixth consecutive overtime game in a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks. Anze Kopitar scored two points, including […]

Kings Of The Podcast: Ep. Q24 with Alex Iafallo

After a recent episode where we welcomed a pair of prospects all the way from Germany, this Kings of the Podcast episode comes back stateside – where we welcome in Alex Iafallo.
Among the topics discussed:
– His cross-country trip, including a stop at a goalie’s house
– What’s going on in the Buffalo area
– Signing as a […]

This Date in LA Kings History: October 29

On October 29, 1982, Marcel Dionne became the 10th player in NHL history to record 700 assists when he set up Dave Taylor for the first goal of the game against Edmonton. Dionne led the @LAKings in scoring in 1982-83 with 56 goals and 107 points in 80 games.#LAKings #GoKingsGo pic.twitter.com/3XGWE4h1mg
— The Kingstorian (@Kingstorian) October […]

Major News Items

Anatomy of a Draft Pick – How the Kings Decided on Byfield

It seems that nearly every year there is a debate among two players either at or near the top of the NHL Draft board. This year was no exception, with Quinton Byfield vs. Tim Stuetzle being a common theme among … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

About John Hoven

John Hoven is a member of the of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and co-hosts Kings of the Podcast. He is also the founder and editor of MayorsManor.com, which has been named Best Sports Blog in Los Angeles by LA Weekly and Hockey Blog of the Year by Yahoo Sports. Click "ABOUT OUR TEAM" above for a full bio.

Comments

  1. Congratulations!

  2. From twitter says

    HockeyPunkArt

    You’re awesome mayor. Happy New Year.

  3. From twitter says

    @Yotesgurl

    That is spiffy, congrats

  4. From twitter says

    @KingsMenPodcast

    Congrats @mayorNHL on being named Blog Of The Year by the folks over at Puck Daddy. Well deserved. #hardestworkingmanontheweb

  5. From twitter says

    @habsgirl4life

    Congrats!! Well done, Mayor.

  6. From twitter says

    @GridironBeautie

    Congrats to @mayorNHL named Blog Of The Year by at Puck Daddy. Well deserved.

  7. From twitter says

    @theroyalhalf

    A great Year-In-Review from @wyshynski and some great props for @mayorNHL

  8. From twitter says

    @HashtagSacco

    Congrats! Well deserved for dedicated coverage! #thebest

  9. From twitter says

    @rowast

    Most of all thank you Mr. Mayor

  10. From twitter says

    @DTinthe603

    Easy to do when you are the best

  11. From twitter says

    @dskings28

    Congrats 2 U & well deserved 2 b Blog of the Year! MayorsManor is daily reading 4 all things Kings & so much more. Thank U!

  12. From twitter says

    @ScottyHockey

    Well deserved, congrats Mayor.

  13. From twitter says

    @AaronMKrouse

    Well-deserved! First ballot BLOGHOF.

  14. From twitter says

    @PuckBuddys

    Mazel tov. We won last years’s honors.

  15. From twitter says

    @MsSarahLorelle

    Well deserved honor! Congrats!!

  16. From twitter says

    @Jesswhy

    Awesome! You so deserve it. Thanks for all you do to keep us fans up to date!

  17. From twitter says

    @Godmyfather1

    Congrats on the award!!! 🙂

  18. From twitter says

    @BajaChasr

    Congrats! Well deserved!!!

  19. From twitter says

    @GONZOROIDS

    Congrats!! Well deserved award

  20. From twitter says

    @tazzluver227

    Congrats on your award

  21. From twitter says

    @KopiSTAR111

    Well deserved, Mayor. Keep up the good work.

  22. From twitter says

    @louthar

    Only mayor i trust. All the rest are crooks!

  23. From twitter says

    @LAKingsForWomen

    Congrats Mayor! Was there ever any doubt? 🙂