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 […]

Kings Of the Podcast, Ep. 1 – Blake and McLellan

The wait is finally over.
After teasing a new project over the past month or so, John Hoven and Dennis Bernstein — two of the prime sources for hockey coverage in Southern California — have joined forces to debut their new show, Kings of the Podcast.
In Episode 1, you’ll hear from Rob Blake and Todd McLellan, […]

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: King of Kings 32-Player Tournament

To kick off the 2019-20 season, we’re launching the King of Kings tournament. We’re giving LA Kings fans the chance to determine who truly is truly worthy of wearing the crown and owning the title.
With a 32-player bracket, there will be roughly 30 unique faceoffs that take us all the way to the King of […]

Summer Check-In: Five Questions with Billy Constantinou

Training camp brings at least as much optimism as you’ll find in pro sports. It’s that wonderful time of the year when (nearly) every fan is encouraged by moves their team made in the offseason, coupled with unbridled belief victories are just around the corner.
Specific to Los Angeles, when phase one of Kings Training […]

Summer Check-In: Five Questions with Mikey Anderson

Thus far, nearly everything we’ve told you about defenseman Mikey Anderson since he was selected by the LA Kings in 2017 has played out as described.
He played for USA at the 2018 World Junior Championships, despite being one of the youngest guys on the team.
One year later, he returned, this time as captain, and played […]

Summer Check-In: Five Questions with Arthur Kaliyev

A healthy percentage of our readers come to MayorsManor for inside information and coverage of the LA Kings prospects. To that end, astute readers likely were well aware of Arthur Kaliyev long before the Kings selected him at the NHL Draft this past June. After all, we were already talking about a Kaliyev-Kings connection as […]

Summer Check-In: Five Questions with Akil Thomas

Kings prospect Akil Thomas loves to play hockey, he doesn’t care where or when. He just wants to be on the ice, contributing to his team.
Even with his busy summer schedule drawing to a close, exactly which jersey he’s supposed to wear next is more of an ongoing question rather than one with a definitive […]

Summer Check-In: Five Questions with Tobias Bjornfot

Stop reading this.
No, seriously. Stop reading this right now.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath. Even do yourself a favor – take one more deep breath just for good measure.
We know the struggle is real, but hockey is almost here. It’s nearly that time again.
With the NHL Rookie Faceoff event in Irvine just a few […]

UPDATED: Kings 2019 Rookie Camp Roster; Kempe and Vilardi Notes

If you can hear the tick-tock of a clock nearby, that’s just time moving along at the slowest possible pace. Hockey will return — eventually — even though it still seems so far away.
Things will really start to get going just after Labor Day Weekend, with Rookie Camp opening a few days later, and then […]

TSN REPLAY: Hoven Talks Kings Fans, Lucic, Sharks, and NHL Summer News

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio, where he joined host Kevin Olszewski to discuss several NHL related topics, including: what Kings fans should be thinking heading into the 2019-20 season, Jacob Trouba exiting Winnipeg, Mike Modano gaining power in Minnesota, Todd McLellan arriving in Los Angeles, Sharks summer moves, Milan […]