Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Probably long overdue

Unlike James Mirtle, I don't think the Kings firing Andy Murray is a bad move.

I've heard enough horror stories from Garry Galley on Ottawa radio about what a horror this guy is to play for that I believe it was only a matter of time before he lost the dressing room. To hear Galley talk, he lost it a long time ago. They just recycled guys out who didn't fit his mould.

Is Murray a good coach? Maybe. But he seems like a Mike Keenan type who can only last in one place for so long before wearing out his welcome. Unlike Keenan, however, he doesn't have a Cup ring to justify his wacky antics.

It's not too soon for the Kings, with a fresh voice and vision, to turn things around and become a threat in the Western Conference again.

4 Comments:

At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to Spezza???

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger CMcMurtry said...

Hip flexer. Nothing serious. He'll be back tomorrow.

 
At 4:49 AM, Blogger James Mirtle said...

It's mainly a bad move because of the timing. If they had waiting until the offseason and had the Kings missed the playoffs, firing Murray then would be okay. He has, after all, been there six years.

Doing it now? And replacing him with Torchetti? That's a farce. There's no way they'll make it in now.

 
At 4:23 PM, Blogger CMcMurtry said...

If they're going to fire him, what difference does it make when it's done?

If they kept him around, they weren't going to make the playoffs. That much I'm sure of. It was a lost cause.

By bringing in a new coach, there is a chance the team, which has a lot of veterans, will respond and, in the short term, pull it together and squeeze into the postseason, though it's still a longshot.

 

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