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Things change quickly in the NHL.
After seemingly being safe about a week ago, Kings coach Terry Murray will now be referred to as former Kings coach Terry Murray.
Watching his team drop four in a row and being unable to score goals, GM Dean Lombardi had seen enough and made the move today to release Murray [...]

If Murray goes, list of possible replacements for LA Kings

When a tweet appears from a Hall of Fame hockey writer saying ‘Kings may be preparing to fire Terry Murray as coach,’ you click the link.
And according to a report filed with the LA Times by Helene Elliott and Lisa Dillman here late last night, that may be the course of action in progress at [...]

Coach Terry Murray – ‘The power play let us down’ vs Dallas

Another game, another loss and still no sign of some offense.
Following their fourth loss in a row – and the final game of a sustained stretch of games at home – Kings coach Terry Murray had this to say at his post-game presser…
On the Kings’ lack of scoring – “It’s very tough. We’re losing [...]

Kings coach Murray evaluates the return of Alec Martinez

Kings defenseman Alec Martinez returned to the line-up last night after missing the previous 10 games with an ‘upper body’ injury – ironically, suffered in game vs. the Minnesota Wild last month.
With Martinez on IR, the Kings needed to make a roster move to get him back into the line-up. And the strong play [...]

Murray’s postgame presser – includes his mtg with players

Quick highlights from LA Kings coach Terry Murray’s postgame presser…
On the overall game – “Those [early period goals] are killers. You have a team [Wild] that is a really good defensive team. They’re the number one team in the league. They get a lead, they’re going to protect it; they have in the last games [...]

Kings coach Murray – ‘Penner really stands out in my mind’

Tuesday night in Anaheim Dustin Penner had seven shots on goal, his season high with the Kings this season. Last year, his highest total with the team was 10, against those same Ducks. Prior to being traded to LA, his high water mark for the season with the Oilers was – wait for [...]

Murray says Kings have confidence and are in ‘good shape’

Earlier today we posted the first batch of comments from coach Terry Murray‘s post-practice media scrum.  So far, we’ve looked at very specific areas – the play of Kyle Clifford and his system, which hasn’t produced many goals of late. Now, Murray goes a little higher level.
First up, an overall summary of the season [...]

Clifford cements his role on fourth line, others on the clock

Kyle Clifford is still 20 years old.
That’s an important point to remember. Yet, sometimes, a hard fact to keep in mind. People have been calling him things like ‘a kid trapped in a man’s body’ for the last few years. While true, some were expecting more from The Colonel coming into the [...]

Dr. Terry Murray with the latest updates from the infirmary

Besides the fact that many guys IN the line-up haven’t been producing at their normal levels, the Kings also have several players OUT of the line-up lately.
Following practice today, coach Murray provided updates on the four players who all seem to be just days away from returning…
On Justin Williams (hand injury suffered last night) – [...]

Breaking down the lack of scoring with Kings coach Murray

The LA Kings haven’t been scoring enough goals to win hockey games on a consistent basis and everybody’s talking about, including coach Terry Murray.
Following practice today, he not only answered questions, he also had some facts to share…
Question: Is the parity in the league – and the fact a lot of teams play the [...]