Wow. This is so shocking.
Barry Melrose thinks the Kings were spot-on in firing coach Andy Murray:
I don’t enjoy seeing coaches being fired, but I think the Los Angeles Kings had to fire Murray. Even Murray himself said the team wasn’t competing after Los Angeles’ recent 5-0 loss to the Avalanche. When the players don’t compete, teams spend a lot of money and make a lot of changes, and GM Dave Taylor made this change to grab the players’ attention. It’s shock therapy.
Big shock. Melrose once coached the Kings, and he’s been angling for another coaching gig ever since. It’s so tacky.
The LA Times has a more balanced look at just what went down with Murray and GM Dave Taylor and the rest of the team (login info.). It’s not really that complex, though. Apparently, Murray lost the team.