Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Andy Murray fired in Los Angeles, as Kings hanging on to a playoff spot

LOS ANGELES (AP-CP) - A winning record wasn't enough for Andy Murray to keep his job as coach of the Los Angeles Kings.
General manager Dave Taylor fired Murray on Tuesday night, saying the team wasn't playing with the same urgency and passion that marked the first half of the season.
Murray sensed it, too, after the Kings were beaten 5-0 by Colorado at home Monday night.
''It's totally disappointing that we would be lacking the sense of urgency that we needed - to be falling down, mishandling pucks, having scoring opportunities but not being able to get the shot away, losing too many puck battles and not getting saves when we needed them,'' he said.
The loss was the Kings' fifth defeat in seven games.

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