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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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March 20, 2003 | From Associated Press
Robbie Ftorek was fired Wednesday as coach of the Boston Bruins, a team struggling to make the playoffs after a strong start. General Manager Mike O'Connell took over for Ftorek on an interim basis. The Bruins had the NHL's best record at 19-4-3-1 on Dec. 8, but slipped to 33-28-8-4 and into seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Ftorek was in his second season as Boston's coach. The team also fired assistant Jim Hughes but retained assistant Wayne Cashman.
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November 4, 2001 | Associated Press
Beating the New Jersey Devils for the first time since being fired was special for Boston Bruin Coach Robbie Ftorek. Special in the way it felt, and the way the Bruins' special teams played at East Rutherford, N.J. Joe Thornton scored a power-play goal and set up another, and the Bruins killed off a pair of two-man disadvantages in defeating the Devils, 2-1, on Saturday, ending New Jersey's six-game winning streak.
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April 22, 1989
As your team starts a second-round playoff game, it is appropriate for a coach to show support for his team by wearing: A--The team colors. B--Anything but the opposing team's colors. C--Nothing. D--The opposing team's colors. Well, if you're Robbie Ftorek of the L.A. Kings, the answer is D. But of course, don't we all remember Tommy Lasorda wearing a Mets' hat? JONATHAN E. MILLER Reseda
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May 10, 2001 | Associated Press
Robbie Ftorek, fired as coach of the New Jersey Devils late last season, was hired by the Boston Bruins on Wednesday to replace Mike Keenan. Ftorek, a former coach of the Kings, signed a two-year contract with an option for a third year. "I'm excited. I'm a little nervous, but to be able to come back to Boston--where so many memories have started for me--with the Bruins' organization is tremendous," Ftorek said at a news conference in Boston.
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May 28, 1989 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
The Kings could name a new coach as early as Wednesday, now that the Stanley Cup finals are over and King owner Bruce McNall has returned from Europe. Tom Webster, a former New York Ranger coach who has some strong support within the Kings' organization, is being mentioned as a prime candidate along with Detroit Red Wing assistant Colin Campbell. Asked if Webster had replaced Campbell as the most likely to succeed Robbie Ftorek, who was fired last month, McNall said that both should be considered.
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March 24, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
With a late-season slump fueling fears of yet another playoff disaster, the New Jersey Devils on Thursday fired Coach Robbie Ftorek, who led the team to the best record in the Eastern Conference with eight games left in the season. Assistant Larry Robinson was given the job of turning things around before the playoffs. The Devils have lost 10 of 16 games.
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November 23, 1988 | Tracy Dodds
It was an emotional time for Guy Lafleur Monday night when he took the ice against the Montreal Canadiens, the team he led to 5 Stanley Cup championships. But the hall of famer is making his comeback with the New York Rangers, and he had had his eye on that Monday night Garden date with the Canadiens since the day he signed. In the days before the game, he said: "It's going to be special because it's the first time playing against the red sweater. I wore it for 14 years.
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March 20, 2003 | From Associated Press
Robbie Ftorek was fired Wednesday as coach of the Boston Bruins, a team struggling to make the playoffs after a strong start. General Manager Mike O'Connell took over for Ftorek on an interim basis. The Bruins had the NHL's best record at 19-4-3-1 on Dec. 8, but slipped to 33-28-8-4 and into seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Ftorek was in his second season as Boston's coach. The team also fired assistant Jim Hughes but retained assistant Wayne Cashman.
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May 10, 2001 | Associated Press
Robbie Ftorek, fired as coach of the New Jersey Devils late last season, was hired by the Boston Bruins on Wednesday to replace Mike Keenan. Ftorek, a former coach of the Kings, signed a two-year contract with an option for a third year. "I'm excited. I'm a little nervous, but to be able to come back to Boston--where so many memories have started for me--with the Bruins' organization is tremendous," Ftorek said at a news conference in Boston.
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June 5, 2000 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jason Arnott has learned a lot since the Edmonton Oilers traded him to the New Jersey Devils 2 1/2 years ago. From former Devil coach Jacques Lemaire, the 25-year-old center absorbed the intricacies of playing defense. From teammate Scott Stevens, who took him in as a boarder, Arnott learned the importance of physical play. And from his linemates of nearly two seasons, Patrik Elias and Petr Sykora, Arnott learned how to enjoy himself again after being booed mercilessly in Edmonton.
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March 26, 2000 | ALAN ROBINSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
A hockey team leading its conference with eight games left in the regular season might make several moves to shake itself from a slump. Change lines. Change practice times. Change hotels on the road. It does not, repeat, does not change coaches. The New Jersey Devils did. The Devils made one of the most stunning late-season moves in NHL history, firing coach Robbie Ftorek, who had a 88-49-19 record but apparently lacked the support and respect of his players.
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March 24, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
With a late-season slump fueling fears of yet another playoff disaster, the New Jersey Devils on Thursday fired Coach Robbie Ftorek, who led the team to the best record in the Eastern Conference with eight games left in the season. Assistant Larry Robinson was given the job of turning things around before the playoffs. The Devils have lost 10 of 16 games.
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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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May 3, 1989 | Mike Downey
Alongside a black grand piano, surrounded by cushy couches, potted plants and a sign pointing customers to the Shanghai Garden restaurant downstairs, stood a half-shaven man, just shorn of his job. Now he was in a hotel lounge, directly across the street from the office where he had been fired, drinking a cold non-alcoholic drink. He needed it. The Kings had called Tuesday morning and asked Robbie Ftorek to drop by the Forum. Asked when he realized that he no longer was employed as the Los Angeles hockey team's head coach, Ftorek did not have to think very hard.
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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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May 28, 1989 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
The Kings could name a new coach as early as Wednesday, now that the Stanley Cup finals are over and King owner Bruce McNall has returned from Europe. Tom Webster, a former New York Ranger coach who has some strong support within the Kings' organization, is being mentioned as a prime candidate along with Detroit Red Wing assistant Colin Campbell. Asked if Webster had replaced Campbell as the most likely to succeed Robbie Ftorek, who was fired last month, McNall said that both should be considered.
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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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