Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Not so happy in California!

Well, it may be host to the "Happiest place on Earth", but for NHL coaches, Los Angeles is anything but a Magical kind of Kingdom, for the second time in less than two weeks, a Los Angeles based NHL team has fired its coach.

With the LA Kings Terry Murray, now having to compete with the recently departed Randy Carlyle for a Mayflower van over the holidays.

The Kings made the announcement today that Murray was gone, replaced on an interim basis by assistant coach John Stevens. Apparently a decision as the LA Times reported on Sunday that GM Dean Lombardi wasn't overly thrilled to have had to make, but perhaps may have been forced to make from pressure further up the executive chain.

Murray won't have to worry about  watching those Christmas expenses however, he was under contract until the 2012-13 season.

Los Angeles Times-- Kings' uninspired performance led to Terry Murray's dismissal
Los Angeles Times-- Terry Murray fired as Kings coach
Los Angeles Daily News-- Kings fire coach Terry Murray; GM Lombardi holds players ...
Los Angeles Daily News-- L. A. Kings coach Terry Murray fired
TSN-- Kings Fire Murray as head coach, Stevens named interim
Globe and Mail-- L. A. Kings fire coach Terry Murray after slow start to season
National Post-- Kings looking at Darryl Sutter as new head coach: report
National Post-- L. A. Kings fire head coach Terry Murray after slow start
Toronto Sun-- Kings fire head coach Murray
Toronto Sun-- L. A. Kings offer Darryl Sutter coaching job

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