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June 26, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the Kings, it was perhaps the most important day since the acquisition of Wayne Gretzky. There wasn't merely a single transaction announced Thursday but rather a series of anticipated moves that left the Kings with a new president, Roy Mlakar; a new general manager, Nick Beverley; and a new coach, Barry Melrose. All of which meant that Rogie Vachon, general manager since 1984, will become owner Bruce McNall's assistant. McNall stepped down as president to make way for Mlakar's promotion.
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May 4, 1994 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he sat in his Pittsburgh hotel room late Tuesday night, surveying the skyline of his new hometown, Roy Mlakar was in an upbeat mood. And why not? Mlakar, who is leaving his position as president of the Kings, had escaped the disarray, doubt and depression gripping his old organization to the brightness and optimism of a new life with a new organization. Mlakar expressed sympathy for the Kings, but he wasn't about to dwell on the frustration and bitterness he left behind.
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June 26, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When King owner Bruce McNall stopped the music and surveyed the occupied chairs around him, one question remained unanswered at the Sheraton on Thursday afternoon. Did all of this merely amount to cosmetic surgery? With the exception of one name--Coach Barry Melrose--this cast of front-office types has been on the job at the Forum since the beginning of the Wayne Gretzky era. And the Kings have crept no closer to the Stanley Cup than the Angels have to the World Series.
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June 26, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the Kings, it was perhaps the most important day since the acquisition of Wayne Gretzky. There wasn't merely a single transaction announced Thursday but rather a series of anticipated moves that left the Kings with a new president, Roy Mlakar; a new general manager, Nick Beverley; and a new coach, Barry Melrose. All of which meant that Rogie Vachon, general manager since 1984, will become owner Bruce McNall's assistant. McNall stepped down as president to make way for Mlakar's promotion.
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June 25, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Kings, often criticized during their prolonged search for a head coach, ended that quest Wednesday by hiring 35-year-old Barry Melrose, coach and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings' top minor league affiliate in Glens Falls, N.Y. Melrose will be introduced today at a news conference in which the Kings will also announce that General Manager Rogie Vachon will be replaced by assistant general manager Nick Beverley.
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May 4, 1994 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As he sat in his Pittsburgh hotel room late Tuesday night, surveying the skyline of his new hometown, Roy Mlakar was in an upbeat mood. And why not? Mlakar, who is leaving his position as president of the Kings, had escaped the disarray, doubt and depression gripping his old organization to the brightness and optimism of a new life with a new organization. Mlakar expressed sympathy for the Kings, but he wasn't about to dwell on the frustration and bitterness he left behind.
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May 18, 2002 | Associated Press
The Ottawa Senators, eliminated by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Eastern Conference semifinals this week, extended the contract of Coach Jacques Martin for another season, through 2003-04. The Senators also announced Friday that team President and Chief Executive Roy Mlakar has signed a five-year contract and Marshall Johnston has decided not to return as general manager.
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June 30, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the end, he said, family matters, rather than a possible new job with the Mighty Ducks, prompted Pierre Gauthier to quit Monday as the Ottawa Senators' general manager. "The demands of the position and family life became incompatible," Gauthier said in announcing his resignation at an Ottawa news conference. "In this case, family came in front of the job. The post of a general manager in the National Hockey League is very demanding. Unless you give it 100%, you better not do it."
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June 24, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The anticipated reorganization of the Kings' front office apparently is on hold. Moments after King owner Bruce McNall held his first news conference Monday as the new chairman of the NHL's Board of Governors, a club executive announced that there would be a news conference at the Forum Tuesday. Later that evening, however, the news conference was rescheduled for Thursday. And now, the Kings say, it may be postponed until Friday.
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October 17, 1998 | From Associated Press
The Ottawa Senators rewarded Roy Mlakar, president and chief executive, with a three-year contract extension through the 2001-02 season. Under Mlakar, a former King executive who had one year remaining on his current agreement, the Senators have made the playoffs the last two seasons, defeating the top-seeded New Jersey Devils in the first round last season. * The Washington Capitals traded for New York Islander left wing Tom Chorske and signed restricted free agent Sergei Gonchar, a defenseman.
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June 26, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When King owner Bruce McNall stopped the music and surveyed the occupied chairs around him, one question remained unanswered at the Sheraton on Thursday afternoon. Did all of this merely amount to cosmetic surgery? With the exception of one name--Coach Barry Melrose--this cast of front-office types has been on the job at the Forum since the beginning of the Wayne Gretzky era. And the Kings have crept no closer to the Stanley Cup than the Angels have to the World Series.
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June 25, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Kings, often criticized during their prolonged search for a head coach, ended that quest Wednesday by hiring 35-year-old Barry Melrose, coach and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings' top minor league affiliate in Glens Falls, N.Y. Melrose will be introduced today at a news conference in which the Kings will also announce that General Manager Rogie Vachon will be replaced by assistant general manager Nick Beverley.
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September 5, 1994 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Training camp resembled a joyous family reunion last season for the Kings, surrounded by a happy glow befitting a Stanley Cup finalist. Naturally, the opposite has happened now after the Kings went on to miss the playoffs by a 16-point margin, finishing their season on April 14.
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August 8, 1998 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Ottawa Senators do not plan to ask the National Hockey League to investigate whether the Mighty Ducks improperly discussed employment with Pierre Gauthier, Senator officials said Friday. Gauthier resigned as Ottawa's general manager five weeks ago, citing family reasons and firmly denying rumors that had him returning to the Ducks and replacing Jack Ferreira as general manager. Gauthier returned to the Ducks as team president three weeks ago and replaced Ferreira as general manager Thursday.
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