LA Kings hire former Sharks, Oilers coach Todd McLellan

Sports 04/16/19, 16:47

Todd McLellan was hired as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday, taking over a two-time Stanley Cup-winning franchise that slumped to the NHL's second-worst record this season.McLellan replaces Willie Desjardins, who wasn't retained after he replaced John Stevens early in the season and did little ...

Kings begin coaching search after letting go of Desjardins

Sports 04/07/19, 14:10

The Los Angeles Kings said Sunday that Willie Desjardins is not a candidate to become the next head coach after serving in an interim role for most of the season."We thanked Willie Desjardins for his effort and dedication while serving as our interim head coach," general manager Rob Blake said. ...

NHL in-season coaching changes in salary-cap era

Sports 03/01/19, 11:59

The in-season NHL coaching changes since beginning of salary cap era in 2005:2005-06New York Islanders replaced Steve Stirling with Brad Shaw, missed playoffsNew Jersey Devils replaced resigning Larry Robinson with Lou Lamoriello, made playoffsPittsburgh Penguins replaced Ed Olczyk with Michel Therrien, missed playoffsLos Angeles Kings replaced John Torchetti with Andy ...

NHL in-season coaching changes in salary-cap era

Sports 12/17/18, 18:14

The 56 in-season NHL coaching changes since beginning of salary cap era in 2005:2005-06New York Islanders replaced Steve Stirling with Brad Shaw, missed playoffsNew Jersey Devils replaced resigning Larry Robinson with Lou Lamoriello, made playoffsPittsburgh Penguins replaced Ed Olczyk with Michel Therrien, missed playoffsLos Angeles Kings replaced John Torchetti with ...

Brown’s goal in OT gives Kings 2-1 win over Canucks

Hockey 11/28/18, 03:16

Dustin Brown and the Los Angeles Kings gave coach Willie Desjardins a victory in his return to Vancouver.Brown scored 53 seconds into overtime to lift the Kings over the Canucks 2-1 on Tuesday night. Alex Iafallo scored for Los Angeles in regulation, and Calvin Petersen made 32 saves.Desjardins returned to ...

NHL in-season coaching changes in salary-cap era

Hockey 11/21/18, 01:29

The 55 in-season NHL coaching changes since beginning of salary cap era in 2005:2005-06New York Islanders replaced Steve Stirling with Brad Shaw, missed playoffsNew Jersey Devils replaced resigning Larry Robinson with Lou Lamoriello, made playoffsPittsburgh Penguins replaced Ed Olczyk with Michel Therrien, missed playoffsLos Angeles Kings replaced John Torchetti with ...

Parity making NHL teams more willing to fire coaches early

Hockey 11/21/18, 01:28

Peter Chiarelli didn't feel like he could wait another day.The Edmonton general manager didn't sleep well after another tough loss, put the wheels in motion to replace coach Todd McLellan with Ken Hitchcock and made the move on Tuesday — a game day. After no in-season coaching changes around the ...

Edmonton Oilers fire McLellan, hire Hitchcock to take over

Sports 11/20/18, 12:15

The Edmonton Oilers fired coach Todd McLellan on Tuesday and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with hopes of reviving a the team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division.McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of his previous three ...

Blues fire coach Mike Yeo, name Craig Berube as interim

Sports 11/20/18, 00:49

The St. Louis Blues fired coach Mike Yeo after a disappointing start to the season and named Craig Berube as his interim replacement.General manager Doug Armstrong announced the move early Tuesday, hours after the Blues lost to the Los Angeles Kings. St. Louis is 7-9-3 and in last place in ...

Kings rout rival Ducks 4-1 in coach Willie Desjardins’ debut

Hockey 11/07/18, 02:25

Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists, and the Los Angeles Kings opened the tenure of interim coach Willie Desjardins with a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night.Dustin Brown and Kyle Clifford scored first-period goals, while Jack Campbell made 30 saves and picked up his first ...

New coach Desjardins says LA Kings have “got to win now”

Hockey 11/05/18, 21:44

Willie Desjardins realizes the Los Angeles Kings have more than enough time to turn around their dismal start to the season.The interim head coach still wants his Kings to play as if their season and their jobs are on the line in early November.Desjardins ran an energetic practice Monday to ...

Struggling LA Kings fire head coach Stevens, hire Desjardins

Basketball 11/04/18, 16:48

The struggling Los Angeles Kings fired head coach John Stevens on Sunday just 13 games into his second season in charge.Willie Desjardins was named the Kings' interim head coach by general manager Rob Blake.Los Angeles also fired assistant coach Don Nachbaur and hired former Kings forward Marco Sturm to replace ...

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