Rookie Faceoff: Notes, Quotes, and Pics from Kings-Ducks

Given the level of experience on both sides of the puck, 60 minutes of hockey produced the likely outcome in this season’s first Kings-Ducks matchup – with Anaheim skating to a 4-1 victory over Los Angeles in the nightcap of Day 1 at the NHL Rookie Faceoff.
All four of the host team’s goals came […]

LA Kings Predictions for 2019 NHL Draft Weekend

When it comes to predicting NHL Draft order, you often hear about teams taking the Best Player Available (BPA), largely because outside the top few picks, most kids being selected aren’t going to make an immediate impact in the NHL. Thus, it comes down to organizational preference, hoping their player pays off three to five […]

RADIO REPLAY – SiriusXM Fight Nation: Hoven on UFC 232

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on SiriusXM Fight Nation, where he joined host RJ Clifford to break down UFC 232 — including Jon Jones reclaiming his title with a win over Alexander Gustafsson, Amanda Nunes KO’ing Cyborg, Los Angeles fight fans selling out the Forum in a just a few days, other […]

The Truth About Jamie McBain

The Los Angeles Kings have gone 27-11-5 with Jamie McBain in the lineup over the last two seasons. Without him? At 27-24-11, they’re barely a .500 team.
The Kings just win with McBain, right?
In much the same way, perhaps it was defenseman Randy Jones who pushed the 2010-11 Kings into the postseason. LA went 28-14-6 with […]

Kings Trade Trio of Assets for Bruins’ Milan Lucic

If you simply looked up the top level particulars on Milan Lucic, you would assume he’s custom-built for the L.A. Kings organization. Standing 6-foot-4, the bruising left wing has spent his entire eight-year career playing in the rough and tumble town of Boston. With 342 points (139 goals, 203 assists) in 566 regular season games, […]

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, […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings Final Push, Sharks Changes

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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 Pacific Division. Among the highlights were a look at Kings coach Darryl Sutter starting Martin Jones over Jonathan Quick in Edmonton, the impact of […]

REPLAY: The Mayor on TSN Winnipeg – Why Start Jones

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Enjoy a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on TSN radio in Winnipeg, where he joined host Rick Ralph to discuss what happened in Edmonton last night, the decision to start Martin Jones, the L.A. Kings playoff scenarios, and a few other topics.
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Mark Morris on Muzzin, McNabb, and ManchVegas

After decades of promising to build from within, the Kings have finally stuck with it and flourished under GM Dean Lombardi. Among the many changes made to the team’s infrastructure in the months following the Massachusetts native coming to Los Angeles was to hire a former college coach to take over behind the bench of […]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Ducks, November 12

Leave it to The Royal Half to not be able to follow rules. The format has been pretty simple for our Puck Probability series this season – we ask a guest to come on and share five odds with us, things that they think just might happen in a particular game. What does TRH do? […]