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.
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.
April 15, 2003 |
If a hockey team improves dramatically from one season to the next but plays in a city west of Toronto and ends its games when Eastern-based TV stations are showing infomercials for miracle knives, does anybody hear it? Bryan Murray, general manager of the Mighty Ducks, knows word hasn't filtered through the NHL that his team has shed the trappings of failure. "Our time zone doesn't help," he said. "Even some of our friends who live in the East aren't able to stay up and watch our team play.
May 3, 2002 |
Bryan Murray, the coach who held the Mighty Ducks together despite a disappointing season, was hired as the team's senior vice president and general manager Thursday. Murray, who will relinquish his coaching duties, has previously been general manager at Detroit and Florida. He replaces Pierre Gauthier, who was fired after four seasons.
December 27, 2001 |
Coach Bryan Murray has been associated with the NHL long enough to know that the Mighty Ducks have a long way to go before any opponent fears them. But Murray also understands that the Ducks have to start somewhere, and he believes their strong play before the league's Christmas break is a good opening step.