January 19, 2006 |
Bryan Murray didn't know what would happen if he stayed as general manager of the Mighty Ducks, whether he'd be free to continue the course that had carried them to within a victory of winning the Stanley Cup in 2003 or whether he'd have to compromise his vision. But he knew this much: His father Clarence was ill and his mother Rhoda was trying to cope far away, near Ottawa, and he felt a tug to be near them. He didn't plan to bail out on the Ducks.
December 3, 2005 |
The pile of bodies behind the net at game's end Friday might as well have carried a sign: Sean Avery was here. Although a game misconduct and unsportsmanlike penalty with 8:18 left meant that Avery was not around to see the final minutes of the Kings' 5-1 loss to Ottawa -- he was on the bus outside the Corel Center when the game ended -- he was again at the center of chaos.
June 9, 2004 |
Just when it seemed the folks at Disney had gotten serious about this hockey thing, when they got a real general manager in Bryan Murray and let him build a team that reached the Stanley Cup finals -- and then let him pad the payroll the next season to remain competitive -- they've once again turned the Mighty Ducks into Disney's California Misadventure.
June 8, 2004 |
Bryan Murray, general manager of the Mighty Ducks, will resign today to become the coach of the Ottawa Senators. He cites family reasons for his return to coaching, but a hockey source familiar with the situation said a large part of the decision has to do with Murray's frustration over the desire by officials at Walt Disney Co., which owns the Ducks, to cut the team's payroll. Duck officials declined to comment, but the source said Ottawa would announce Murray's hiring today.
December 13, 2003 |
Bryan Murray, the Mighty Ducks' general manager, said he would wait a few days while the Mike Comrie situation plays out in Edmonton. The Ducks have worked out a trade for Comrie, a 23-year-old forward, but it's is on hold. Edmonton General Manager Kevin Lowe is demanding an unprecedented $2.5-million payment from Comrie before agreeing to the trade. "It's disappointing," said Murray, who has said the Ducks will not get involved in the squabble. "But there is not much we can do.
May 18, 2003 |
Man saves team. Man's team saves his hometown. If not for the fact that the upstart Mighty Ducks had reached the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs and were locked in a five-overtime marathon against the Dallas Stars on the night of April 24, one Canadian town might no longer exist. When the fourth-longest game in NHL history ended at about 1:30 a.m.