Frozen Royalty: Terry Murray Likely To Take Fall Soon For LA Kings’ Failures, No Matter Whose Fault It Is
We’re fans of Gann’s writing here at KingsCast but I really don’t understand how a coach whose team that is the bottom of the league in scoring after more than a quarter of the season shouldn’t be ultimately responsible. But that’s just us. Take a read. It’s a good counter-point.
LOS ANGELES AND EL SEGUNDO, CA — After all but one other player had disappeared from the main dressing room area to shower and change clothes, Los Angeles Kings right wing and team captain Dustin Brown sat dejectedly in his locker, slouched down, probably brooding about his team’s performance, or lack thereof, in a 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on December 10, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
This is not a first for Brown, who has been seen doing the exact same thing in seasons past.
But this time, something was different.
Indeed, Brown sat there, unmoving, with the same dejected, disgusted look on his face, for considerably longer than the times I have seen him do that over the past few seasons since he was named as the Kings’ captain.
Sensing that leaving him alone in his thoughts was the wise and appropriate thing to do, especially since the media had already spoken with him, I do not know what was going through his mind. As such, I can only speculate. But an educated guess is that he has had enough of his team not playing the way they are supposed to.
Contrary to popular belief, the Kings’ problems on the ice boil down to execution, as detailed in an earlier story here on Frozen Royalty. In fact, what may not be evident to many is that their problems often start 200 feet from their opponent’s net.
Read the rest on Frozen Royalty.