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Terry Murray hired to coach the Kings

From Tim Wharnsby of the Globe & Mail:

Terry Murray is close to becoming a head coach in the NHL for the fourth time.

According to sources, the Los Angeles Kings are finalizing details on a contract with Murray to become their new head coach. Murray, who turns 58 on Sunday, spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Flyers and previously had head coach stints with the Florida Panthers, Flyers and Washington Capitals.

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Terry Murray? Where did this come from? I’m rather surprised. He hasn’t been a head coach for a while now and the initial rumors surrounding the Kings had been mentioning coaches who hadn’t coached in the NHL before. That said, Murray is a veteran coach whose job will be to develop the young and very talented Kings roster. If he gets the players playing to their capabilities, then the Kings could surprise some this season.