Stevens and Nachbaur Fired

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  1. Moses Doughty

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    After a win of all things but definitely not complaining


    EDIT: Willie Desjardins named interim head coach, Marco Sturm assistant coach
     
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    I wonder if they are going to promote Mike Stothers from the AHL as interm coach till they can do a proper coaching search in the off-season.
     
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    Hey Rob and Luc, please bring in some fresh blood
     
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    So the Mayor actually got a call right.
     
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    Rob Blake still trying to sift his way thorough the mess Deano left him. They spent a lot of time and money keeping Stevens on as an assistant while Sutter was coach given that he was only given 99 games.
     
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    Well, I admit. The Mayor made me look like a fool and he got this one right. Good for him. I'll do what I said I'd do and follow him on Twitter now.
     
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    That's Blake's fault, he could have done a proper search for a head coach. I said from day one of the Blake switch that hiring Stevens was Blake's first mistake.

    Honestly, if you fire your Stanley Cup winning GM+Coach it's time to clean house from top to bottom. Blake+everyone else except maybe Ranford should have been fired. That includes the scouting+development guys.
     
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    @45 :)
     
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    The timing of all this is interesting. Wonder if they were negotiating with a new coach until this point.
     
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    Wouldn't be surprised if Vigneault is the top candidate, but I'd REALLY love for the Kings to look at Sheldon Keefe in the offseason (would be surprised if Toronto lets us talk to him before)
     
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    Reports (unconfirmed) on Twitter that its Vigneault
     
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    So this core has now gone through 4 coaches, most notably Kopitar & Brown. Crawford, Murray, Sutter & now Stevens. Time for them to take a look in the mirror I think.
     
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    I 200% agree.

    I wanted the Kings to get Gallant before Vegas could nab him. I appreciate Stevens for all he brought to the organization, and loved him as an assistant coach, but promoting him just to make the players happy (when frankly I feel it was just time to move on from Sutter), was a huge mistake.

    Players responded to the change, which was good, but ultimately Blake let the students run the classroom a little too much.
     
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    I’d say that’s true, but I’m sure they know they don’t look good when they have to go upstairs having just fired a coach a month into the season. However, they also knew to cut bait. Wish the Flyers would do the same.
     
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    Was that Luc tweet to mayor real?
    Also what's the point of even visiting LA Kings Insider website?
    I never have seen any inside information or scoops about the Kings before any other outlet has it.
     
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    That's some odd timing. Why make him drag himself to the rink for 2 extra days? That's the 3rd coach now. Unless you want to count Crawford too. I guess it's up to the players again.
     
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    What tweet?
     
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    LA Times saying could be Vigneault or Tippett
     
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    Wow.

    Mayor called it. Props to him.

    Stevens seems like a great assistant coach, but it was time.

    Hope whoever comes in can right this ship.
     

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