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Kings make Stevens associate head coach; resign Payne, Ranford

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings have promoted John Stevens to associate head coach and re-signed assistant coach Davis Payne and goaltending coach Bill Ranford. The Stanley Cup champions announced the moves to keep coach Darryl Sutter's staff intact Wednesday. Stevens is a former head coach in Philadelphia, compiling a 120-109-34 record. He briefly served as the Kings'...
Via Fox Sports West
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings hire former Blues coach Payne as assistant

The Los Angeles Kings have hired former St. Louis head coach Davis Payne as an assistant to coach Darryl Sutter. The Stanley Cup champions announced the move Friday. St. Louis fired Payne on Nov. 6 after nearly two years behind the bench. Ken Hitchcock took over and led the Blues to the second round of the playoffs, where Los Angeles swept them. Payne will replace Jamie Kompon...
Via AP on Fox
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Davis Payne joins Kings coaching staff

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Kings have hired Davis Payne as an assistant coach and have signed him to a multi-year contract, Kings PresidentGeneral Manager Dean Lombardi and Head Coach Darryl Sutter announced today. Davis was clearly the guy at the top of our list, said Sutter. We wanted somebody with NHL head coaching experience, and preferably a younger guy who communicates well...
Via Fox Sports West
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Hire Davis Payne As Assistant Coach

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have hired Davis Payne as an assistant coach and have signed him to a multi-year contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi and Head Coach Darryl Sutter announced today. “Davis was clearly the guy at the top of our list,” said Sutter.  “We wanted somebody with NHL head coaching experience, and preferably a younger guy who...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Wild ready to take on revitalized Blues squad

SATURDAY'S STORY LINE: When the Wild and Blues first met on Nov. 5, the Blues were a team in the midst of tumultuous times. They were off to a slow start and the loss to the Wild was the last straw forSt. Louis'management. The day after the loss head coach Davis Payne was fired and Ken Hitchcock took over. When Payne was fired the Blues sat in 13th place in the Western...
Via Fox Sports North
January 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Davis Payne Gets A Very Unceremonious Sendoff from Sportscenter

Generally speaking, the firing of a pro level coach or manager in any of the major sports is a big deal. Why was he fired? Who is the replacement? Who pulled the trigger? How are the players reacting? Generally stuff that sports fans want to be clued in on. But if you're the NHL and it's a fall Sunday, which we've talked about is jam packed with content, this is the...
Via Awful Announcing
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

St Louis Hire Coach Ken Hitchcock

Yesterday the St Louis Blues fired coach Davis Payne and hired coach Ken Hitchcock who had been working as an advisor in the Columbus Blue Jackets organization.  Payne had been the St Louis coach since he was promoted to the position in January of 2010.  During that time he posted a 67-70 record with 15 regulation tie points.  He has not led his team to a playoff appearance....
Via Kukla's Korner
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Blues Fire Davis Payne, Hire Ken Hitchcock

On Sunday evening, the St. Louis Blues fired Head Coach Davis Payne and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock who will finish the season and is also signed for 2012-2013.It is a real surprise that Payne would be fired before Columbus Coach Scott Arniel was relieved of his duties after he has seen the Blue Jackets (2-11-1) become the laughing-stock of the NHL.The Blues have not played...
Via PredsOnTheGlass
November 06, 2011  |  Discuss

Payne out as Blues head coach, Hitchcock named replacement

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced tonight the club has relieved Davis Payne as Head Coach and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock. Hitchcock will be the 24th Head Coach in franchise history and has agreed to a contract through the 2012-13 season. Armstrong and Hitchcock will be available to the media Monday at 10:30 am...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 06, 2011  |  Discuss
SINGING THE BLUES

Blues fire Payne, hire Hitchcock

The St. Louis Blues have fired head coach Davis Payne and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock.

Via Kukla's Korner
November 06, 2011  |  Discuss
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