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Kings finalize coaching staff

From The Hockey News:

The Los Angeles Kings hired Mark Hardy as an assistant coach Monday and promoted both Jamie Kompon and Nelson Emerson to assistant coaches.

Hardy, 49, joins Kompon, Emerson and goalie coach Bill Ranford on new head coach Terry Murray’s staff.

The Kings also announced that assistant coaches Mike Johnston and Dave Lewis won’t be back behind the bench this season. Johnston has been offered another position with the NHL club.

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With a veteran coach like Terry Murray behind the bench, the Kings can afford to hire some younger, less experienced assistant coaches.