Video Flashback – LA Kings hire head coach Terry Murray

On this day in 2008 Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi announced the hiring of the team’s 22nd head coach – Terry Murray.

Since then, the parade of former Flyers have continued to head west.

In Murray’s first year behind the bench the team went 34-37-11 and finished 14th in the NHL’s 15 team Western Conference.

Since then, the Kings have posted 101 and 98 points, making the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time in about a decade.

Courtesy of Kings Vision, here’s the press conference announcing the Kings new head coach…

Following this past season, Lombardi shared his thoughts on Murray’s performance as coach.  Read what he had to say about what may have been Murray’s most difficult challenge yet – a year that included a season ending injury to Anze Kopitar, a sub par performance from Drew Doughty and two extended losing streaks that nearly cost the team a shot a post-season play.  (link)

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

Recent Articles

Kings Of the Podcast: Ep. Q7 with Gabriel Vilardi

After bringing on several guests from Kings management and NHL roster, we now turn our attention to LA’s top prospect – joining us this time around is Gabe Vilardi.
Our most recent Prospect Rankings are here for your reference:
LA Kings 2020 Prospect Rankings: The Top Three Players

We should also share some background on one of the […]

NHL RADIO REPLAY: Mayor’s Minutes – Playoff Predictions and Confidence Rating

Follow @mayorNHL
Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to make predictions on all eight Playoff Qualification series. And for added fun, they put a confidence rating on each prediction.
They look at all eight playoff / play-in matchups:
Edmonton Oilers vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Nashville […]

Kings Of the Podcast: Ep. Q6 with Mike Futa

Because we appreciate all the support from our listeners — both new and the longtime supporters — we’re back with another all new Kings of the Podcast. In this episode, we’re joined by former LA Kings executive Mike Futa. It’s one of the longest interviews we’ve ever done, so in the words of Bruce Buffer… […]

Major News Items

2020 NHL Draft Preview: Quinton Byfield, OHL Forward

One of Dean Lombardi’s most impactful picks came in the form of Drew Doughty at second overall. Twelve years later, the Kings would benefit if the lottery provided the same courtesy. According to Tankathon, Los … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

About John Hoven

John Hoven is a member of the of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and co-hosts Kings of the Podcast. He is also the founder and editor of MayorsManor.com, which has been named Best Sports Blog in Los Angeles by LA Weekly and Hockey Blog of the Year by Yahoo Sports. Click "ABOUT OUR TEAM" above for a full bio.