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03-21-2006, 09:52 PM
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LA Kings fire Andy Murray

Just heard it on the Team 1200 radio feed.

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http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=159570&hubname=nhl

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wow... they sure chose a great time to do it.

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Kings fans... does this make any sense to you at all?

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Wow.

I haven't followed LA closely this season, but I feel sorry for him since he was unfortunate once again of the injury situation.

I don't have any doubt that Andy Murray will find another job, and soon. He is a quality coach.

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I am in shock and i'm a Rangers Fan.

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Makes sense to me. Quickest way to right a sinking ship is fire the coach.

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Is this the latest in the season a coach has been fired?

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Cheering because a guy lost his job?? You make me sick! It's never good when somebody loses his employment.

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Is this the latest in the season a coach has been fired?

Didn't the Devils fire someone in the last week? Can't remember who

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Cheering because a guy lost his job?? You make me sick! It's never good when somebody loses his employment.
You do know he still gets paid...

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Didn't the Devils fire someone in the last week? Can't remember who
Yeah, Kevin Constantine I think. And then they went on to win the cup.

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Robbie Ftorek it was?

Nonis, take note.

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now the canucks need to fire Crawford, and hire Murray!

two teams needing a change... and both coaches could do a good job on a new team.

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03-21-2006, 10:00 PM
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kings fan want this and now you got it.

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They needed to do something, I was at the game last night and they were horrible. They had no passion, no desire, didn't look like they wanted to be there.

I will say I liked Murray more than other Kings fans and I'm sorry to see him go. I didn't think they'd fire him until after they missed the playoffs though.

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03-21-2006, 10:02 PM
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Andy was a GREAT organized coach...he will find a job ASAP....


Now the best part of this......JOHN VAN BOXMEER IS GONE!!!!

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Murray was in LA for too long, the players had tuned him out weeks ago. They needed to make this change if they wanted to keep their playoff chances alive.

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03-21-2006, 10:04 PM
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Kings fans... does this make any sense to you at all?

Absolutely.



I had been defending AM all season, and I feel they were legitimate reasons, but even my patience wore thin.



The team didn't show up for Adam Deadmarsh night last night, against Colorado, who they are in a race with.


That is unacceptable

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yeah, the team was in desperate need of a change and they got it. Had Andy stayed, I am quite sure this team would have lost their last 13 games of the season (much like 11 straight to end the last season). This team stopped playing for him after 50-60 games in each of the last two seasons.


As many of you know, Andy Murray is great at getting 4th line grinders to overachieve. HOWEVER, he only hinders the development of skilled players, making them play the "system" - playing with the puck along the boards for 3 minutes with no shot or scoring chance only to have the other team clear the puck. That is not a system that should be used for the roster he has this season. Sure, last year, when the Kings had VERY LITTLE skill, that will keep the team in games. For talented teams like this year's Kings, that is not the type of hockey you play to win a large number of games.

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03-21-2006, 10:06 PM
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The Devils fired Ftorek with 8 games remaining in the season in 99-00. They went on to go 4-4-0 the rest of the season under Larry Robinson. Then they won the cup.

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03-21-2006, 10:07 PM
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Murray was in LA for too long, the players had tuned him out weeks ago. They needed to make this change if they wanted to keep their playoff chances alive.
EXACTLY.

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03-21-2006, 10:08 PM
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It was time to make a coaching change. Murray is a good coach, and will definitely land on his feet. The problem was the players were tuning the coach out, and the Kings were not scoring. AM just wasnt working anymore. I have alot of respect for Andy Murray, and it also seems like he stood by his man, John Van Boxmeer (kings asst. coach) till the end. AM will land somewhere else. I don't doubt it.

I was hoping Panther fans out there could shed some light on John Torchetti. What kind of coach is he going to be? I would assume he is in a very interim position, and may be replaced at seasons end by a more seasoned head coach. But what kind of coach is he going to be? How does he handle special teams? Is he going to be a good new NHL coach, or is he more of an old NHL retread?

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Maybe Dave Taylor finally realized his players are always getting hurt because every single player on that team is coached to play like a 4th line grinder.

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03-21-2006, 10:14 PM
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Big mistake by LA. It's not Murray's fault he was given a team that was built to succeed in the regular season - the first half of the regular season that is. Did you really think the goaltending duo of Garon and Labarbara was going to hold up forever? Too many smallish forwards. (They really miss Frolov).

Murray will have no problem finding work next year. He'll be the top prize on this summer's coaching carousel. An excellent tactician and strategist.

L.A. remained in playoff contention for much of 2003-04 only because of Andy Murray.

If the Kings players character is such a problem that they quit on their coach late in a season, then they won't have the character to succeed in the playoffs.

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