Before the puck drops tonight on the 2021 NHL Season, we have a little news to share – as originally announced in a press release sent out by the LA Kings yesterday…
JANUARY 13, 2021/LOS ANGELES – The LA Kings announced new changes to better serve their growing fans for this unique season, highlighted by updates to contributors to LAKingsInsider.com and the addition of Mayor’s Manor.
LA Kings Insider, a website created more than 10 years ago with the goal to provide the club’s fans a direct line of communication that delivers editorial content detailing the day-to-day activities of the LA Kings, has undergone a series of changes leading up to the opening of the 2020-21 NHL season.
The website this season will further evolve into a platform that will now feature multiple content contributors and a varied multi-media approach that not only includes daily coverage of the team, but also original writing, podcasts and videos that will work in synch with a number of other Kings editorial platforms.
“We feel this is a great opportunity to explore new ways re-energize and evolve LAKingsInsider.com. This led to a decision to utilize a number of voices and more of a multimedia approach to service this passionate on-line community – The LA Kings Insiders – who are so dedicated about this platform and our hockey club,” said Michael Altieri, Kings Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Content. “It is imperative we deliver team news but more importantly delivering this news through diverse and compelling content.”
Zach Dooley, who served as the editor of Ontario Reign Insider the past two years in addition to front office duties with the Reign, now serves as Manager of Editorial Content for the Kings and his work will primarily be featured at LAKI. Other regular contributors will include Kings personalities and content specialists such as Jack Jablonski, Jesse Cohen and – in his 40th season with the Kings – Nick Nickson. LAKI will now debut the club’s LA Kings Legends Series, which so far has featured former fan favorites as Tony Granato, Larry Robinson, Brian Kilrea, Mattias Norstrom and Butch Goring, and an overall emphasis on Heritage with the Kings having been in Los Angeles for more than 50 years. LAKI will also feature regular LA Kings in the Community stories.
In addition, the Kings and John Hoven, editor of the popular Mayor’s Manor website, have entered in an exclusive Content Partnership in which MayorsManor.com will remain independent but also be integrated into LAKingsInsider.com. The first of its kind in the history of LAKI, Hoven will also contribute exclusive content to LAKingsInsider.com on a monthly basis, as well as continue daily updates on MayorsManor.com.
Said Hoven, a long-time member of the local chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association: “Since the inception of Mayor’s Manor in 2009, we’ve had one goal in mind – to provide the most in-depth content surrounding the LA Kings organization. We take pride in using an independent voice to cover every aspect of the team’s activity, on and off the ice – from the Draft, to the AHL, and every bit of NHL action.
“Through the years, nothing has been more satisfying than being universally recognized as the go-to source for Kings prospect information and rankings. Now, as the team is on the verge of entering what should be an exciting chapter and another successful phase, we felt this was a great time to partner with the Kings and open up our coverage to an expanded audience via the LA Kings Insider platform. I look forward to interacting with a whole new community of fans and sharing in our combined passion for hockey. The future is beyond bright in Los Angeles and we’re proud to be part of it in such a big way.”
little big thing I’d like to add to the above information is… THANK YOU!
Thank you to all the loyal readers and listeners over the past 11-plus years. It’s been a wild ride, filled with too many highs and lows to even count. I appreciate you sticking with us all these years and can assure you nothing is changing. We will continue to break stories and share information, all while informing and entertaining you.
Additionally, a special thank you goes out to the LA Kings for recognizing our contribution to the hockey community in Southern California – and beyond. This should be a fun partnership. We’re at day one, though. It’s a little like dating; we’re just getting to know each other. Give the relationship time to grow organically and it should only build and grow stronger as time moves on.
And finally, a heart-felt shoutout to the team behind the scenes. MayorsManor.com has long been a collaborative effort – from the early days with Andy Tonge and Scott Coffman, to the addition of people like David Hofreiter, Daniel Stopani, Mike Zitek, and Harry Ouzounian in more recent years. Their efforts are truly appreciated.
We now return to our regular programming…
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