Found December 12, 2011 on The Royal Half:

According to the Los Angeles Times... the Los Angeles Kings are closer than they've ever been to firing a Coach Murray. Except for that time in 2006 when they actually did fire a Coach Murray. So we are upping the level on the Terry Murray Fire Alarm one notch to "ALMOST."

God help us all.

So um... when do people start talking about the fact that this might be Dean Lombardi's 3rd coach in 6 seasons?


Report: Next head coach for Kings

As former assistant John Stevens temporarily fills in for the recently-fired Terry Murray, the attention turns to who will be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Kings. No doubt, Kings' GM Dean Lombardi is under a truck-load of pressure to hire the right guy.Discussing potential candidates with Scott Brunside,'s Pierre LeBrun suggested a former general manager...

Terry Murray Out, Darryl Sutter In For Kings?

Veteran coach Ken Hitchcock has worked wonders with the St. Louis Blues. This makes Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi wonder if long-time coach Darryl Sutter could do the same for his team.Lombardi canned his long-time friend Terry Murray as coach of the Kings and began his “search” for a replacement. John Stevens took over on an interim basis, but was not considered...

Los Angeles Kings Fire Head Coach Terry Murray, Head to Boston With John Stevens as Interim Coach

LOS ANGELES -- Coach Terry Murray doesn't deserve the blame for the Los Angeles Kings' terrible start to a season of high expectations, according to general manager Dean Lombardi. Yet Lombardi decided Murray had to pay for it anyway. Los Angeles fired Murray on Monday and replaced him with assistant coach John Stevens, who will be the underachieving club's interim head...

Kings Pull The Plug On Terry Murray

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Kings head coach Terry Murray has been relieved of his duties and Kings assistant coach John Stevens will assume interim head coach duties, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.  Murray, 61, began his head coaching tenure with the Kings in 2008-09 and compiled a 139-106-30 regular season record during his time in Los Angeles...

Timing right for Kings’ firing of Murray

With each passing loss in Los Angeles, it seemed more and more likely that Terry Murray’s time was running out behind the Kings’ bench. His time indeed ran out on Monday, as Kings GM Dean Lombardi fired Murray and named John Stevens interim coach. Was it the right time to pull the plug on Murray? In a word, yes.The Kings currently sit three points out of first in the Pacific...

With ‘house money’ spent, will Kings turn to Darryl Sutter?

In discussing the dismissal his coach Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi made a casino analogy that explained why the team folded under Terry Murray and what kind of coach the Kings will wager on next. "It's a lot easier playing with the house's money," he said. "We're at the stage of the franchise where you're going to be judged on wins and losses...

Kings Say Goodbye To Terry Murray

The Los Angeles Kings announced today that head coach Terry Murray has been relieved of his duties and that Kings assistant coach John Stevens shall act as interim head coach. It seems the Los Angeles Kings decided that it was time for a changing of the guard. On the eve of their four-game road trip, the Kings have decided to fire their head coach Terry Murray. After a disappointing...

Kings may be preparing to fire Terry Murray as coach

Kings executives are poised to dismiss Coach Terry Murray this week, hoping to halt a string of disappointing performances and revive an offense that has produced a league-low 2.24 goals per game despite a beefed-up payroll that puts the team near the salary-cap limit for the first time. People familiar with the situation but not authorized to comment publicly said a candidate has...

Evening Line

From what I’ve come to understand, the Kings don’t see Stevens as their long-term coach. Keep an eye on the whereabouts of Darryl Sutter in the next few days. Dean Lombardi is very close with Sutter and, as GM in San Jose, hired Sutter in 1997. Sutter left the coaching ranks after the 2005-06 season, as he went from coach/GM to GM, and he left that role last December. I’ll...

Kings fire Terry Murray; ex-Flyers coach Stevens interim boss

It was just a question of "when?" After Los Angeles Kings execs told the LA Times that they were "poised to dismiss" Coach Terry Murray, the possible became the inevitable. On Monday night, with the Kings preparing to face the Boston Bruins on the road Tuesday, GM Dean Lombardi pulled the trigger. Murray, 61, departs as the Kings' third most successful coach...

Terry Murray fired as Kings coach

The Kings have lost four in a row, but General Manager Dean Lombardi says the decision wasn't easy. Assistant John Stevens is named interim coach, and signs point to Darryl Sutter as a replacement.The Kings have lost four in a row, but General Manager Dean Lombardi says the decision wasn't easy. Assistant John Stevens is named interim coach, and signs point to Darryl Sutter...

Kings Have "Short List" of Coaching Candidates

The LA Kings have a "very short list" of potential replacements for former coach Terry Murray, who was ousted Monday after two consecutive seasons of first-round playoff exits and a slow start to the season. John Stevens will serve as the team's interim head coach, starting Tuesday night when the Kings hope to end a four-game losing streak against the NHL champion...
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