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)

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