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December 12, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman
There were signs as early as the fourth week of the season that the Kings were curiously flat, strangely "out of sync," according to their annoyed General Manager Dean Lombardi. Those subtle signals morphed into a full-scale distress siren by the end of a stretch of four straight losses, three of which came at Staples Center, forcing Lombardi's hand. He boarded a plane Monday morning in Los Angeles, flew to Boston and fired his old friend Terry Murray, who stood one win away from 500 in his coaching career.
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September 10, 2013 | Helene Elliott
Darryl Sutter and Bruce Boudreau have so firmly established themselves on the local hockey scene that it's easy to forget how briefly the two coaches have been here. Sutter, known for his exacting manner and bitter-beer-face expression, succeeded Terry Murray on Dec. 20, 2011 and earned sainthood in the eyes of Kings fans for guiding the team to its first Stanley Cup championship six months later. Boudreau, who became a cult figure for his animated and often profane behavior on HBO's "24/7" series while coaching the Washington Capitals, succeeded the dour Randy Carlyle on Nov. 30, 2011.
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December 12, 2011 | Helene Elliott
On a fine summer day in 2008, shortly after Terry Murray was appointed the 22nd coach in the Kings' rocky history, he predicted the course of the team's latest rebuilding process. "You're going to have to go through a lot," he said. "A lot of pain. Hard nights, long nights, pain. " He was right. The under-talented Kings winced through much of Murray's first season while he stabilized the defense and instilled a sense of purpose, but they reaped the rewards by making the playoffs the next two seasons.
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June 14, 2013 | Lisa Dllman
Interest in Kings assistant coach John Stevens appears to be heating up around the league with the New York Rangers now entering the picture. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi said, via email Thursday night, that Stevens is expected to interview with the Rangers for their vacant head coaching position. The Rangers fired John Tortorella four days after they were eliminated in the playoffs. Team President Glen Sather previously told reporters he would like to have a head coach hired by the NHL's entry draft, which is June 30. Earlier this week, the Kings gave permission to the Vancouver Canucks to talk to Stevens about their vacant coaching position.
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November 20, 1990 | From Associated Press
Detroit Red Wing Coach Bryan Murray is beginning to think he taught his younger brother, Terry, too much about coaching. Coach Terry Murray's Washington Capitals got a goal from John Druce at 2:31 of overtime Monday night for a 3-2 victory over the Red Wings at Detroit. "I get very excited coaching against him," said Terry. "We're both very competitive people, so I'm sure he wants to beat me as much as I want to beat him. Bryan was my mentor and I want to prove he taught me a few things."
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June 21, 1998 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Terry Murray, a seven-year NHL coaching veteran and brother of Panther General Manager Bryan Murray, agreed Saturday to join his older brother as the franchise's coach. A news conference was scheduled for today. It's the second time Terry Murray has followed his brother in an NHL coaching job. He took over when Bryan Murray was fired as Washington's coach in January 1990. Terry then led the Capitals to the conference finals. Bryan Murray coached Florida's final 59 games last season.
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January 16, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Bryan Murray, who had the longest tenure of any current coach in the NHL, was fired Monday by the Washington Capitals and replaced by his brother, Terry Murray. Capital General Manager David Poile said there was a long pause on the telephone when he offered the job to Terry Murray. "I'm sure he was hoping for a better time or better circumstances for when he was going to get the job," Poile said.
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July 17, 2008 | Lisa Dillman, Times Staff Writer
All Philly, all the time. The Kings aren't quite a branch office of the Flyers, but evidence is mounting as they will introduce Terry Murray today as their 22nd head coach at a news conference at the team's practice facility in El Segundo. He succeeds Marc Crawford, who was fired June 10. The Crawford era lasted two losing seasons. The road to Murray wound through Philadelphia.
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June 14, 2013 | Lisa Dllman
Interest in Kings assistant coach John Stevens appears to be heating up around the league with the New York Rangers now entering the picture. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi said, via email Thursday night, that Stevens is expected to interview with the Rangers for their vacant head coaching position. The Rangers fired John Tortorella four days after they were eliminated in the playoffs. Team President Glen Sather previously told reporters he would like to have a head coach hired by the NHL's entry draft, which is June 30. Earlier this week, the Kings gave permission to the Vancouver Canucks to talk to Stevens about their vacant coaching position.
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December 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
Preparing for the team's possible sale, the struggling Florida Panthers fired their coach and general manager Thursday and traded a veteran center who never lived up to a fat free-agent contract. Coach Terry Murray and his brother, vice president and General Manager Bryan Murray, were dismissed by team President Bill Torrey after the Panthers won only six of their first 36 games. Terry Murray is the fifth NHL coach fired this season, which is less than half over.
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May 31, 2013 | By David Wharton
The question made Darryl Sutter shake his head. Even with his team pushing deep into the playoffs, the Kings' coach rejected the notion that this season is starting to feel like last year's march to the Stanley Cup. "Not close yet," he said. "Not even half-close. " From the front office down to the locker room, people throughout the organization see crucial differences in their route toward the championship this time around. Whereas last season was marked by big moves - a coaching change, trades - the Kings say they have now reached the Western Conference finals against the Chicago Blackhawks in a steadier, more subtle fashion.
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September 21, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
On the day most NHL players were due to report to training camp, Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was helping with the harvest at his farm in Alberta, Canada, and Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau was "doing a little bit of nothing. " The lockout imposed by the NHL on Sept. 15 has postponed the start of training camps, and exhibition games have been canceled through Sept. 30. There were no labor negotiations between the league and the players union on Friday, though the two sides met in Alberta to dispute the legality of the lockout.
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April 25, 2012 | By Lisa Dillman
Ken Hitchcock, a man born to coach, was on the phone the other day from St. Louis talking about those same qualities in a certain Canadian countryman. That would be Kings Coach Darryl Sutter. "We both went through a little bit of a downturn," said Hitchcock, the coach of the Blues. "I'm happy for him. I know what he's doing is what he wants to do. I know in his heart he's a coach and he loves coaching. I think he's at his happiest when he's barking and cajoling. " Hitchcock could have been easily talking about himself.
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April 24, 2012 | Helene Elliott
Ownership was "involved" in dismissing Terry Murray as the Kings' coach, but the season-saving decision to hire Darryl Sutter was made solely by General Manager Dean Lombardi, Tim Leiweke, the chief executive of parent company AEG, said Tuesday. Leiweke said Sutter is "exactly what we needed," and credited the blunt-mannered coach for transforming an underachieving team into the mature, cohesive group that upset the top-seeded Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the playoffs.
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December 20, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman
Newly appointed Kings Coach Darryl Sutter is said to be a man of few words. How about … no words? Joking aside, that's the way it has been, at least publicly, for almost a year after Sutter stepped down as the Calgary Flames general manager three days after Christmas in 2010. The end of the silent days, and nights, comes a few days before this Christmas. Sutter, who is replacing the recently fired Terry Murray , will conduct his first practice as the Kings' head coach Wednesday morning, followed by a news conference in the afternoon in El Segundo.
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December 13, 2011
Kings tonight AT BOSTON When: 4 p.m. PST. Where: TD Garden. On the air: TV: FS West. Radio: 1150. Records: Kings 13-12-4; Bruins 18-9-1. Update: The meeting against the defending Stanley Cup champions comes after one of the more tumultuous days for the franchise in recent years. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi flew to Boston and fired Coach Terry Murray on Monday afternoon. Murray, who was in his fourth season as the Kings' coach, had conducted practice earlier in the day and remains one win away from No. 500 in his career.
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March 9, 1998 | Associated Press
Wayne Cashman's stay as Philadelphia Flyer coach reportedly will come to an end today after only 61 games. According to The Sports Network in Canada, Cashman will be replaced by St. Louis Blues assistant coach Roger Neilson. The Flyers were swept by the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Finals last season, prompting the firing of then-coach Terry Murray. Cashman was named replacement and the Flyers were the favorite to repeat as Eastern Conference champions, but have struggled.
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June 14, 1997 | From Staff and Wire Reports
One week after he said his team was "choking" in the Stanley Cup finals, Terry Murray was fired Friday as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. General Manager Bob Clarke cited "problems that existed between the coach and the players" in dismissing Murray, who took Philadelphia to its first Stanley Cup finals since 1987. Murray, on vacation outside Toronto and not available for comment, has been offered a job within the organization, but Clarke declined to say what it was.
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December 12, 2011 | Helene Elliott
On a fine summer day in 2008, shortly after Terry Murray was appointed the 22nd coach in the Kings' rocky history, he predicted the course of the team's latest rebuilding process. "You're going to have to go through a lot," he said. "A lot of pain. Hard nights, long nights, pain. " He was right. The under-talented Kings winced through much of Murray's first season while he stabilized the defense and instilled a sense of purpose, but they reaped the rewards by making the playoffs the next two seasons.
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December 12, 2011 | By Lisa Dillman
There were signs as early as the fourth week of the season that the Kings were curiously flat, strangely "out of sync," according to their annoyed General Manager Dean Lombardi. Those subtle signals morphed into a full-scale distress siren by the end of a stretch of four straight losses, three of which came at Staples Center, forcing Lombardi's hand. He boarded a plane Monday morning in Los Angeles, flew to Boston and fired his old friend Terry Murray, who stood one win away from 500 in his coaching career.
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