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March 16, 1996
If saving money is the Kings' primary goal, perhaps they could get the New York Rangers to pay Sam McMaster's salary. He seems to be working much harder for them than the Kings. TIMOTHY V. SINGER Glendale
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January 21, 1997 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Sam McMaster became general manager of the Kings on May 24, 1994, he took over a team that had missed the playoffs with the third-oldest roster and the second-highest payroll in the NHL. Since then, McMaster has been a constant for a franchise that has undergone many changes. It has new owners, Philip Anschutz and Edward Roski Jr.; a new chief executive, Bob Sanderman; a new president, Tim Leiweke, and a new coach, Larry Robinson.
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SPORTS
July 15, 1995
First the Kings applaud themselves for retaining their No. 1 pick in this year's draft, then turn around and trade next year's first-round choice for a player whose career has been in steady decline. The team must initiate each new generation of management into office by hitting them in the head with a puck. JAMES S. BRUST San Pedro Three new hockey definitions: 1--Dumb: Sam McMaster trading Alexi Zhitnik for Grant Fuhr. 2--Dumber: Sam McMaster trading the Kings' 1996 No. 1 draft pick for Dimitri Khristich.
SPORTS
March 16, 1996
If saving money is the Kings' primary goal, perhaps they could get the New York Rangers to pay Sam McMaster's salary. He seems to be working much harder for them than the Kings. TIMOTHY V. SINGER Glendale
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May 23, 1994 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam McMaster, who has extensive managerial experience in junior hockey, has been interviewed by the Kings for their vacant general manager's job. Club executives have also spoken to Bob McCammon, former GM of the Vancouver Canucks and Philadelphia Flyers. Larry Pleau, the New York Rangers' assistant general manager/player development, has been recommended to the Kings by Ranger GM Neil Smith but has not been interviewed. McMaster, 50, said Sunday he was interviewed in Los Angeles last week.
SPORTS
January 27, 1996
Gov. Wilson has approved a change in the death penalty for his state. Since California is a leader in all changes, the nation will probably follow this significant ruling. Prisoners on Death Row will now have a choice in the way they are put to death. Besides the use of gas, thanks to Gov. Wilson and King General Manager Sam "the Butcher" McMaster, prisoners can choose to watch all King road games. The ACLU is protesting very strongly, saying these tapes will subject the prisoners to inhumane torture.
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May 24, 1994 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam McMaster, described by hockey associates as a sound administrator with an excellent eye for talent, will become general manager of the Kings today. The club has scheduled a noon news conference at the Forum. McMaster will succeed Nick Beverley, who was fired last week. His hiring continues the restructuring of the Kings' front office, a shake-up that includes the return to prominence of former general manager Rogie Vachon.
SPORTS
May 25, 1994 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam McMaster knew talent when he saw it in a skinny, 13-year-old kid who wanted to play top-level junior hockey but was not allowed to mix with the big boys because he was too young. So he took the youngster to Toronto and played surrogate father as he launched the kid's career. That kid grew up to be Wayne Gretzky, who last week repaid the favor by recommending that the Kings hire McMaster as their general manager.
SPORTS
January 21, 1997 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Sam McMaster became general manager of the Kings on May 24, 1994, he took over a team that had missed the playoffs with the third-oldest roster and the second-highest payroll in the NHL. Since then, McMaster has been a constant for a franchise that has undergone many changes. It has new owners, Philip Anschutz and Edward Roski Jr.; a new chief executive, Bob Sanderman; a new president, Tim Leiweke, and a new coach, Larry Robinson.
SPORTS
February 25, 1995
For their next trick, let's see Sam McMaster talk while Wayne Gretzky drinks a glass of water. RICHARD L. LATTA Los Angeles
SPORTS
January 27, 1996
Gov. Wilson has approved a change in the death penalty for his state. Since California is a leader in all changes, the nation will probably follow this significant ruling. Prisoners on Death Row will now have a choice in the way they are put to death. Besides the use of gas, thanks to Gov. Wilson and King General Manager Sam "the Butcher" McMaster, prisoners can choose to watch all King road games. The ACLU is protesting very strongly, saying these tapes will subject the prisoners to inhumane torture.
SPORTS
July 15, 1995
First the Kings applaud themselves for retaining their No. 1 pick in this year's draft, then turn around and trade next year's first-round choice for a player whose career has been in steady decline. The team must initiate each new generation of management into office by hitting them in the head with a puck. JAMES S. BRUST San Pedro Three new hockey definitions: 1--Dumb: Sam McMaster trading Alexi Zhitnik for Grant Fuhr. 2--Dumber: Sam McMaster trading the Kings' 1996 No. 1 draft pick for Dimitri Khristich.
SPORTS
May 25, 1994 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam McMaster knew talent when he saw it in a skinny, 13-year-old kid who wanted to play top-level junior hockey but was not allowed to mix with the big boys because he was too young. So he took the youngster to Toronto and played surrogate father as he launched the kid's career. That kid grew up to be Wayne Gretzky, who last week repaid the favor by recommending that the Kings hire McMaster as their general manager.
SPORTS
May 24, 1994 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam McMaster, described by hockey associates as a sound administrator with an excellent eye for talent, will become general manager of the Kings today. The club has scheduled a noon news conference at the Forum. McMaster will succeed Nick Beverley, who was fired last week. His hiring continues the restructuring of the Kings' front office, a shake-up that includes the return to prominence of former general manager Rogie Vachon.
SPORTS
May 23, 1994 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sam McMaster, who has extensive managerial experience in junior hockey, has been interviewed by the Kings for their vacant general manager's job. Club executives have also spoken to Bob McCammon, former GM of the Vancouver Canucks and Philadelphia Flyers. Larry Pleau, the New York Rangers' assistant general manager/player development, has been recommended to the Kings by Ranger GM Neil Smith but has not been interviewed. McMaster, 50, said Sunday he was interviewed in Los Angeles last week.
SPORTS
April 26, 1997
The firing of General Manager Sam McMaster proves that Southern California's Mickey Mouse hockey operation is the Kings and not the Ducks. The people who think replacing McMaster with Dave Taylor is the answer to the Kings' problems better keep in mind that Taylor learned everything he knows about being a general manager from Sam McMaster. ROBERT JAFFE Calabasas
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March 19, 1997 | LONNIE WHITE
According to General Manager Sam McMaster, the Kings did not come close to making a trade other than the one they made Tuesday in sending veteran Eddie Olczyk to Pittsburgh for winger Glen Murray. But, McMaster said the team will be active in the free-agent market after the season. "Once the season ends and the playoffs are done completely, we will pursue unrestricted free agents," McMaster said. "We are going to look at the market and see how we can improve our club."
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