Now, here’s what he had to say about the performance of coach Terry Murray…
Lombardi – “I liked his calmness. I think one of his strengths was when were in that slide there, he kept his composure. I think during that slide, when we slid out of the playoffs, that the necessity of calm and focus was essential. If we had gone the other way, I think that would have been ripe for not getting out of that. So, I think a lot coaches you evaluate at critical moments and I look at the way we came out of that during that period when we had to go into Phoenix and win that game to get on a roll. I thought he was the perfect guy for that situation.
“I think going forward, we’re all the same. It’s like yesterday’s thing – now we write down all the things that we could have done better – including me and Hex (Ron Hextall). And that’s the next assignment. We expect players to evaluate themselves and what did we learn from this to do better? So, I think he’s capable of doing that. Just like the players have to grow, we all have to grow.”
Oh – and for anybody that had a doubt – Terry Murray will be back to coach the LA Kings next season.
As for the power play… well, read what he has to say about that next.
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