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So, is Rob Blake the Mad Scientist or a Terrible GM? In my Mad Scientist article, I was basically mocked. The gatekeepers in the media told us that tanking was a bad idea and these players were uncoachable. We were told that despite being one win away from a number two seed in the 2018 playoffs that this team suddenly couldn't keep up with the new younger and faster NHL.
Defenseman Jacob Moverare benefits from his season with Frölunda It is easy when you are in Frölunda. Coach Roger Rönnberg is one of the best coaches in the world outside of the NHL. He really wants to develop players. "I am the gardener," he once told Eyes on the Prize.
Overwatch League: Washington Justice vs Los Angeles Valiant Recap Keep me signed in until I sign out. Both the Washington Justice and Los Angeles Valiant entered the match on Friday night with only one win to their names. The Justice have struggled mightily in Stage 2 while the Valiant seemed to be trending upwards with a win over Atlanta and a close loss to the Los Angeles Gladiators.
Kings’ new coach not right for Los Angeles Probably one of the best coaches in the NCAA, he, along with defense prospect Mikey Anderson, recently won the national championship, his third in eight years. Sandelin is a defensive beast. They held a very good University of Massachusetts team to zero goals in the title game.
Let's just get the whole San Jose thing out of the way You may recall that the LA Kings and San Jose Sharks have some history together. The Sharks' coach for three of the teams' four playoff meetings, Todd McLellan was a central figure during what at one point qualified for the best rivalry in the Western Conference, if not the entire league.
Disappointing choice in coach latest in line of GM mistakes For a GM who already has fans questioning his vision, the hiring of Todd McLellan could be seen as short-sighted.
Feedback: Readers react to 'Game of Thrones,' Coachella and more We get reader letters, this week on “Game of Thrones” coverage, Coachella, and reviews by film critics Kenneth Turan and Justin Chang, and more.
Todd McLellan: The view from San Jose What can we learn from our new coach’s performance with our northern rivals?
The Los Angeles Police Protective League, Exposed The following section is adapted from a resource provided through the Showing Up for Racial Justice network.
Quotes, reports on "the people, the plan, and the autonomy to execute that plan" Before we get to the larger-scale stuff, some important bits on LA Kings Head Coach Todd McLellan, who was introduced Wednesday at Toyota Sports Center and shared some interesting ideas and approaches that should spur some good conversation here.
What Can Todd McLellan, Sharks Coach, Tell Us About Todd McLellan, Kings Coach? You know about that 3-0 lead, but there’s plenty more we can learn from Todd McLellan’s tenure behind the bench in San Jose.
Los Angeles County loses 13,241 residents, 4th biggest drop among largest U.S. counties It's the second straight decline as in 2017 Los Angeles County lost 1,781 people - or a 0.02% loss. From 2010 to 2018, the county's population grew at a 35,386 annual pace, No. 4 among the 100.
Cliffs Notes on the Kings Presser It also means that they can't run me out of town because I don't like their half-efforts on the ice. I was brought in to make the vague, secret plan a winner and you know, I am really good at making teams a winner right away.
CdM boys' volleyball hands Newport Harbor first loss of season The Sea Kings pull into a tie for first place in the Surf League by upsetting the top-ranked Sailors on Wednesday night in the Battle of the Bay.
Falcons mimic 'Game of Thrones' to release their 2019 schedule The Atlanta Hawks were inspired by the opening credits of "Game of Thrones" to roll out their 2019 schedule.
How much will Raptors' playoff success matter to Kawhi Leonard's future? NBA teams, particularly the Clippers and the Raptors, want to know what Leonard is thinking and wonder how much this postseason will factor in his future.
Frozen Royalty Audio - Rob Blake, Todd McLellan Interviews EL SEGUNDO, CA - On April 17, the Todd McLellan era began, as he was officially introduced as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Kings after being named as the 29th head coach in franchise history one day prior.
McLellan: "We're running a marathon and we're at mile one." While we'll have some insight for you in the coming days on exactly how well he managed to do that in San Jose and Edmonton, McLellan was honest about the fact that the league is getting younger, and the Kings need to get younger, too.
Clippers' upcoming anniversary a time for fans to embrace the franchise The Clippers' playoff run will likely end before the team's 35th anniversary of its move to L.A., but the city might finally be ready to embrace it.
New Kings coach Todd McLellan brings no-nonsense credo to job "Well, I think a strong coach, a good organization, listens to its players," McLellan, 51, said. "And I've heard that. I've heard Tyler Toffoli talk about situations and I've heard Drew. I've had an opportunity to meet with Anze already this morning. And, obviously, there's a clear message that they're sending, and I'm prepared to do that.
Tailoring a message to a team with both age, youth; reaching "the modern player" The LA Kings will experience arrivals and departures of personnel during a summer in which they'll attempt to remake their roster in the name of shedding expensive and perhaps more tenured assets while trying to build a younger, sleeker roster.
Los Angeles Kings hire Todd McLellan as the new head coach On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Kings confirmed that McLellan had signed a five-year contract worth approximately $5 million annually. McLellan had been with the Edmonton Oilers during the 2018-19 season but was fired in November after starting the season 9-10-1.
Video/Live Thread: Watch Todd McLellan's introductory press conference at noon At noon, Todd McLellan will be introduced as the 29th head coach of the LA Kings. To watch the press conference live and share your voice with the LAKI community, a video stream and commentary section are below. 2015 Foster Hewitt Memorial Award recipient Nick Nickson will host the press conference.
NHL Injuries and Notes: Bruins, Hurricanes, Avs, Sharks, Golden Knights and Kings NHL injuries and notes: Bruins getting healthier. Carolina Hurricanes Andrei Svechnikov is in concussion protocol. LA Kings hire Todd McLellan.
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