Thread: OT: Stars Fire Crawford
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04-13-2011, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Sydor25 View Post
Crawford was fired from the Kings more for his off ice personality with a young team. Lombardi wanted to go full rebuild and felt that Crawford's acid personality would conflict with the team. I don't think it had to do with x's and o's.

Murray is known as a players coach, which isn't always a good thing. A lot of players have said Murray is the easiest coach to play for.
Crawford has talked about how he had to tone down his yelling as a coach. Coaching is a what have you done for me lately gig in the NHL, if you miss the playoffs either all eyes turn towards the GM or the GM fires the coach to get all eyes off of him. Look at Lombardi as the Kings have made the playoffs 2 seasons in a row. Most of the complaints are on Murray, not Lombardi.

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