So the Kings fired Marc Crawford.
Helene Elliott says it was the right thing to do. In fact, she says the Kings never should have hired Crawford to coach a young team in the first place. I’ll admit Crawford didn’t do well in LA, but I thought he could work, if for no other reason than uptempo coaching + young legs should equal success. I guess that’s why I’m not a GM.
Rich Hammond has a ton of related material over at Inside the Kings. He’s got like six posts on Crawford’s firing.
Also, I’m really interested in how the people behind the Mike Myers’ movie THE LOVE GURU are hitting hockey writers (the film has a storyline involving the Leafs). Neil Best had a brief item on it as did Adrian Dater from the Denver Post. I guess it’s so hard to sell a movie that studios are thinking that if something gets ignored in the feature pages, maybe it’ll get found in the sports pages. I’m curious where else teases for the film will end up. I know a PR agency for the movie hit up some bloggers a few weeks ago. And actually, re-reading the email I was sent, it seems the NHL is also involved in marketing the film:
The National Hockey League (NHL) and Paramount Pictures have entered into a strategic marketing alliance supporting the new Mike Myers comedy film “The Love Guru,” due out June 20, which features the Toronto Maple Leafs’ pursuit of the Stanley Cup under the guidance of the Guru Pitka, a self-help spiritualist played by Myers.
I’m glad to see the NHL can execute a marketing plan, even if it’s not for itself. And the Leafs’ pursuit of the Stanley Cup? I guess this is a sci-fi movie…