Battle of the Murrays
It’s time to look ahead to the Murray Bowl. Tomorrow’s Kings-Ottawa game could lead to bragging rights for either Kings coach Terry Murray or his older brother, Bryan, who is the Senators’ general manager. This head-to-head stuff is old hat for the siblings. Bryan hired Terry as an assistant coach in 1983, when Bryan was head coach in Washington. The brothers also worked together, in a GM-coach partnership, in Florida in the late 1990s, and they opposed each other, as head coahces, on and off for 20 years.
So, Terry Murray said the novelty of facing his brother’s team is “long gone.” Terry Murray was asked how much he communicates with his brother during the season.
“We don’t talk a lot during the season,” Terry Murray said. “We stay in touch, but when we do it’s more about, `How’s the family doing?’ We don’t get into the hockey too much. We had the family reunion this summer, and everybody was at the lake, 100-plus people. So that was pretty nice, but we don’t get into the hockey too much.”