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December 8, 1987 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
Rob Ftorek will oversee the Kings' practice today at Bayonne, N.J., although as of now he is still coach of the Kings' American Hockey League affiliate at New Haven, Conn. In fact, Ftorek, the Kings' No. 1 choice to replace the deposed Mike Murphy, will run the Nighthawks' practice this morning before making the 1-hour 40-minute drive to Bayonne.
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August 1, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Robbie Ftorek, former coach of the Kings and an assistant with the New Jersey Devils last season, was named head coach of the Devils' Utica farm club. Ftorek joined the Devils last July after two seasons as an assistant coach in Quebec. He was coach of the Kings from Dec. 9, 1987 through the 1988-89 season.
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August 1, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Robbie Ftorek, former coach of the Kings and an assistant with the New Jersey Devils last season, was named head coach of the Devils' Utica farm club. Ftorek joined the Devils last July after two seasons as an assistant coach in Quebec. He was coach of the Kings from Dec. 9, 1987 through the 1988-89 season.
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February 5, 1990
Robbie Ftorek, a former King coach, was named an assistant coach of the Quebec Nordiques.
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November 30, 1988 | Scott Ostler
If you love a mystery, you'll want to stay tuned to the little thriller they have going on over at the Forum. The Kings, depending on whom you believe, are either in a state of near mutiny against Coach Robbie Ftorek, or are innocent victims of an overzealous, rumor-mongering press. I tend to go with the former theory, because it's more fun. If there's one element that has been missing from the Kings the last decade or so, it's fun.
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November 28, 1988 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
Kings owner Bruce McNall, who had planned to go to New York Sunday night on a business trip, decided to go to Vancouver in the wake of potential problems within his National Hockey League club. McNall downplayed his presence saying: "The plane just took a left turn at Reno. I'm still on my way to New York." But McNall has millions invested in the Kings and in the contract of star player Wayne Gretzky.
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May 4, 1989 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
The list of candidates for the coaching job that became available when the Kings fired Robbie Ftorek Tuesday is taking shape. It is being compiled by General Manager Rogie Vachon and probably won't include anyone who would demand to be general manager as well as coach. "Rogie is our general manager and he'll be back; that's for sure," owner Bruce McNall said Wednesday from New York, where he is attending meetings of the National Hockey League's expansion committee. "I know you're hearing about some good coaches who would only come if they could be general manager, too. I've heard the same thing.
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February 5, 1990
Robbie Ftorek, a former King coach, was named an assistant coach of the Quebec Nordiques.
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November 3, 1988 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
As if he wasn't miserable enough after a 5-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday night in the midst of one of the Kings' longest trips of the season, Coach Robbie Ftorek had to respond to a report that the team is counting the days until he is fired. Surrounded by reporters, Ftorek fielded questions about a newspaper column that criticized him for, among other things, the lack of Wayne Gretzky's ice time, making the players go bowling in Winnipeg and his choice of sweaters.
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June 1, 1989 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
As Tom Webster, new coach of the Kings, outlined his coaching philosophies at a news conference Wednesday at the Forum, a row of players who had been drawn to the meeting sat up and took notice. They liked the part about how he treats his veteran players. "You have to be open-minded enough as a coach to listen to your players," Webster said. "If you don't, you'll miss the boat. To quote Gordie Howe, that's why we were given two ears and one mouth." Howe, he said, was his idol.
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May 4, 1989 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
The list of candidates for the coaching job that became available when the Kings fired Robbie Ftorek Tuesday is taking shape. It is being compiled by General Manager Rogie Vachon and probably won't include anyone who would demand to be general manager as well as coach. "Rogie is our general manager and he'll be back; that's for sure," owner Bruce McNall said Wednesday from New York, where he is attending meetings of the National Hockey League's expansion committee. "I know you're hearing about some good coaches who would only come if they could be general manager, too. I've heard the same thing.
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May 3, 1989 | TRACY DODDS
The Kings are not expected to name a replacement for Robbie Ftorek for at least a couple of weeks, leaving plenty of time for the speculation that began even before Ftorek was fired Tuesday. At the top of the list is Vancouver Coach Bob McCammon, whose contract with the Canucks reportedly includes a clause saying that he can take 30 days at the end of the season (which means after the Stanley Cup final) to talk with other teams only if he is being offered the chance to be a general manager and coach.
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November 30, 1988 | Scott Ostler
If you love a mystery, you'll want to stay tuned to the little thriller they have going on over at the Forum. The Kings, depending on whom you believe, are either in a state of near mutiny against Coach Robbie Ftorek, or are innocent victims of an overzealous, rumor-mongering press. I tend to go with the former theory, because it's more fun. If there's one element that has been missing from the Kings the last decade or so, it's fun.
SPORTS
November 28, 1988 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
Kings owner Bruce McNall, who had planned to go to New York Sunday night on a business trip, decided to go to Vancouver in the wake of potential problems within his National Hockey League club. McNall downplayed his presence saying: "The plane just took a left turn at Reno. I'm still on my way to New York." But McNall has millions invested in the Kings and in the contract of star player Wayne Gretzky.
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May 3, 1989 | TRACY DODDS
The Kings are not expected to name a replacement for Robbie Ftorek for at least a couple of weeks, leaving plenty of time for the speculation that began even before Ftorek was fired Tuesday. At the top of the list is Vancouver Coach Bob McCammon, whose contract with the Canucks reportedly includes a clause saying that he can take 30 days at the end of the season (which means after the Stanley Cup final) to talk with other teams only if he is being offered the chance to be a general manager and coach.
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June 1, 1989 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
As Tom Webster, new coach of the Kings, outlined his coaching philosophies at a news conference Wednesday at the Forum, a row of players who had been drawn to the meeting sat up and took notice. They liked the part about how he treats his veteran players. "You have to be open-minded enough as a coach to listen to your players," Webster said. "If you don't, you'll miss the boat. To quote Gordie Howe, that's why we were given two ears and one mouth." Howe, he said, was his idol.
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November 3, 1988 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
As if he wasn't miserable enough after a 5-3 loss to the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday night in the midst of one of the Kings' longest trips of the season, Coach Robbie Ftorek had to respond to a report that the team is counting the days until he is fired. Surrounded by reporters, Ftorek fielded questions about a newspaper column that criticized him for, among other things, the lack of Wayne Gretzky's ice time, making the players go bowling in Winnipeg and his choice of sweaters.
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December 10, 1987 | JERRY CROWE, Times Staff Writer
Rob Ftorek decided to take over as coach of the Kings Wednesday, agreeing to terms of a two-year contract that sources said will pay him about $100,000 a year, plus performance bonuses. The native of Needham, Mass., who replaces the fired Mike Murphy, is the Kings' 15th coach in 21 seasons, and the first to have been born in the United States. "I think I'm a person who can take them where they want to go," said Ftorek, who made his first move before the start of Wednesday's practice.
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