Archive for July, 2008

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It’s Official…Terry Murray is Kings Head Coach.

July 17, 2008

Media is reporting that the Kings will hold a press conference to introduce their new head coach Terry Murray.

The Los Angeles Kings will hold a press conference tomorrow, Thursday, July 17, to introduce the club’s new Head Coach.

The press conference will take place in the Kings dressing room at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo beginning at 1 p.m. Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi will make the introduction.

The press conference will also be streamed live on LAKings.com.

I’d like to get Murray’s thoughts on how he will make this team grow into a cup contender before I make any judgement about whether this is a good hire or not.  Murray’s credentials don’t lack any playoff experience…so he does know how to get a team there. We’ll see…tune in tomm.

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Terry Murray set to be new Kings Head Coach.

July 15, 2008

Kings are reportedly set to name Terry Murray to be the new Kings Head Coach. It shouldn’t be too surprising Dean Lombardi is ready to name him the Kings Head Coach…there is familiarity between the two from their Flyer days. Here is his Bio the Flyers official site:

Murray led the Panthers to a franchise record 98-point season and a team-record 43 victories. Before joining the Panthers, Murray spent four seasons working in the Flyers organization, including three as head coach. He served as a pro scout for the Flyers during the 1997-98 season. In three seasons as head coach of the Flyers (1994-95 through 1996-97), Murray compiled a 118-64-30 record and coached the team to two Atlantic Division Championships (1994-95 and 1995-96) and to the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals as the Eastern Conference Champion. In addition to the Panthers and the Flyers, Murray also coached the Washington Capitals for five seasons (1989-90 through 1993-94). His Capitals’ coaching record stands at 163-134-28. Over 11 seasons, Murray’s career NHL coaching record is 360-288-89 and he has guided his team into the playoffs in nine of 10 seasons.