Kings coach Murray not a fan of Moreau slashing ‘his buddy’

LA’s coach Murray (photo: D. Sheehan)

Last hour, we posted comments from Ethan Moreau regarding the penalty he took late in the game on Wednesday vs. the Dallas Stars.

Terry Murray was still a little hot under the under collar when asked about it today, more than 36 hours later.

“He took a horseshit penalty, that’s ridiculous,” began the Kings coach. “You can’t take a slashing penalty with two minutes left in the game, a veteran player. Just come out and run over that guy. You don’t slash. I don’t like those penalties.”

He wasn’t done though. Murray was just getting warmed up.

“Ones in the crease, the scrums, where you’re grabbing a hold of a guy, giving him a facewash once and a while or cross checking a guy, whatever – I don’t mind those, we’ll kill those off. Those are hard penalties. It’s a part of the game and it’s a part of our team that we want to (continue with). But, penalties have to be timed, you have to have awareness, you have to know how the flow of the game is going. When you get into the latter part of the game, you have to move your feet and keep your sticks in – no slashing, no hooking. Don’t bring the referee into the game. Unfortunately, we’ve had some situations this year where we’ve brought the referee in a little bit too often.”

Moreau has played in all 22 of the Kings games this season. Will his ‘mistake’ cost him a spot in the line-up tomorrow vs. Chicago?

“No. He’s trying, he’s competing. There’s nothing – it’s not from a lack of caring and a lack of trying. It’s just one of those penalties that you have to have better awareness to. That’s his buddy (Stars defenseman Sheldon Souray), he didn’t want to run into him, I guess. I don’t know. But, again, you can’t put (things) into the hands of the referee and force him to make a call like that, at that time. It’s too critical. And that’s why I have him on that line – because he’s a veteran guy, he’s been through all these checking roles and that’s one of his strengths. He has to be better at it.”

If you missed Moreau’s comments on the penalty and on how he’s fitting in with the Kings, click here to read that article now.

Yesterday, several of the Kings stopped by MayorsManor to share which of their teammates they’re most thankful for this year. Click here to see what Drew Doughty, Jarret Stoll and several others had to say.

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

RELATED ARTICLES:

Ethan Moreau on his friendship with Stars defenseman Sheldon Souray

Jack Johnson explains his hit on the Stars’ Mike Ribeiro

Audio from Terry Murray’s postgame presser following 3-2 loss to Dallas

MayorsManor podcast – LA Kings players talk best/worst dressed and other funny topics

What I’ve learned so far… by Matt Greene – a little comedy from the master

What I’ve learned so far… by Mike Richards – includes a warning for Dustin Penner

What I’ve learned so far… by Alec Martinez – he calls out Trevor Lewis

What I’ve learned so far… by Dustin Brown – responds to Westgarth’s allegations

order here –> MayorsManor Store
View the store to see full line of shirts for men and women, dozen of styles and colors

Recent Articles

Game 3 Kings Kopitar NHL playoffs 2014

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kopitar Extension, Richards Situation, Voynov Status

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about several topics, most notably: Jarret Stoll signing with the New York Rangers, Mike Richards’ contract status, and the likely future of Slava Voynov (which was also explained in greater detail […]

Sirius XM NHL Network

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio – Kings, Sharks, Stars, and Blues

John Hoven joined host Jonathan Davis for this week’s edition of the 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network radio, where they took a lap around the Western Conference to check on a few teams. “The Mayor” reviewed which five Kings prospects have a shot at making the team at forward and also discussed Derek Forbort’s […]

King Dwight Kings NHL hockey

LA Kings 2015-16 Projected Lineup and Salary Cap Review

Twitter isn’t for everybody, we know. And not everybody gets a chance to listen to the various radio spots we post here on MayorsManor. Thus, as a friendly service, let’s look at the Kings projected roster for next season – since that seems to be one of the most popular questions we’ve received as of […]

Major News Items

Forbort AHL Burger King

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Top 5

Finally, the wait is over. With the Honorable Mentions and Nos. 6-10 prospects previously revealed in other articles, we are now prepared to share the final five players making up the latest edition of our L.A. Kings Top … [Read More...]

More Prospect News