October 1, 1988 |
Theoren Fluery scored on a short-handed breakaway goal at 16:51 of the third period Friday night to give the Calgary Flames a 4-3 exhibition victory over the Los Angeles Kings, whose preseason record dropped to 1-4-2. The game was the first sporting event held in Arco Arena II, the new playing facility of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Assn.
May 21, 1997
Ron Wilson, who led the Mighty Ducks to the NHL playoffs in only their fourth season, won't be back for a fifth. Citing "philosophical differences," team officials decided not to renew Wilson's contract. **** "Ron's a good coach and he's a good quote. It's a bad day." General Manager Jack Ferriera **** "I've always wanted to stay here and tried to make that known. I can't control what other people say or newspapers write."
December 11, 1992 |
So, who will put together Orange County's hockey team? Because several NHL sources have indicated that they think both teams will start play by next season, Eisner will have to act quickly to hire a general manager or director of hockey operations. Among those possibly available immediately are Montreal scout Jack Ferreira, who was the Sharks' general manager in their expansion season and former general manager in Minnesota. Ferreira was the victim of a power struggle in San Jose last summer.
January 10, 1988 |
The Kings, who have won only once in their last nine games here, meet the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at Chicago Stadium in a matchup of the two worst defensive teams in the National Hockey League. The Kings, who had a four-game unbeaten streak ended Friday night at Detroit, have allowed 199 goals in 43 games, an average of 4.6 a game. The Blackhawks, who have lost four of their last five games in Chicago Stadium, have given up 176 goals in 41 games, an average of 4.3.
July 31, 1992 |
Rick Wilson, an assistant coach with the Kings for the past three seasons, has left the organization to join the Minnesota North Stars. Wilson, 41, had one year remaining on his contract with the Kings and had been negotiating with them for the past few weeks to coach their minor-league affiliate at Phoenix. But the North Stars, looking for an assistant coach, contacted Wilson and he reached an oral agreement with them.
November 24, 1998
When the Detroit Red Wings stopped at a fast-food restaurant while riding the bus from Calgary to Edmonton last week, Coach Scotty Bowman could have bought burgers for everyone--and then some. He's the second-highest paid coach in the NHL, according to figures obtained by the Hockey News (all in U.S. dollars): Coach, Team: Salary Pat Quinn, Toronto: $1.1 million Scotty Bowman, Detroit: $975,00 John Muckler, N.Y.
May 31, 1989 |
Tom Webster, introduced today as coach of the Kings, said he has always been goal-oriented and his immediate goal will be to bring the Stanley Cup to Los Angeles. "With the tremendous success of the team last season, I know my job is to bring the Stanley Cup here," Webster said at a news conference at the Forum. "We will make every effort to realize that dream." Webster, 40, former head coach of the New York Rangers, said he was looking forward to coaching Wayne Gretzky. "Gordie Howe was and still is my idol," Webster said.
March 25, 2000 |
For one game, a coaching change made the difference for the New Jersey Devils. Under new leader Larry Robinson, who replaced the fired Robbie Ftorek on Thursday, the Devils got four-point games from linemates Patrik Elias and Petr Sykora on Friday night in an 8-2 rout of the New York Islanders at Uniondale, N.Y. "We played with some new life," said goalie Martin Brodeur, who made 19 saves in his 40th victory of the season. "We kept the game simple and solid."