Brian Babineau/NHLIThere’s no real way to encapsulate a coaching approach in several pithy sentences. There are varying methods towards maximizing players’ skill sets, some more abrasive and direct than others, others more encouraging and positive. “The player’s got to know you care about them,” To... Full Story
INSIDERS. A fine afternoon to you from the remnants of Dallas’ morning skate, where a bunch of us had the pleasure of catching up with John Stevens. More on John and several other bits in advance of tonight’s game against the Stars (7:00 p.m. / NBCSN / NBC Sports App / LA Kings Audio Network).
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INSIDERS. Thanks for the patience. Took a few days off last week. Had some meetings. Planned, plotted, planned to plot some more. It's the low season, so thanks for your understanding when LAKI slows down for a short period.
SAINT STEVENS. Among the topics regularly raised when media are congrega... Full Story
STEVENS STARRED | This seems to be a great fit. From yesterday:
It’s been speculated for some time now, but John Stevens will be joining the DAL coaching staff. Played with Jim Montgomery at AHL Philadelphia and coached his son at USHL Dubuque.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 11, 201... Full Story
For those who may have missed yesterday's coverage or would like to get a good handle about Willie Desjardins' objectives on his first week of the job, LA Kings production has his Monday press conference in its entirety:
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The LA Kings relieved head coach John Stevens and assistant coach Don Nachbaur of their duties on Sunday, naming Willie Desjardins the team’s interim head coach and Marco Sturm as an assistant coach.
“This is a critical time in our season and our results to date have fallen well below our expecta... Full Story
Per the LA Kings official press release earlier today, Head Coach John Stevens and Assistant Coach Don Nachbaur have been relieved of their duties. Willie Desjardins has been named the new Kings interim head coach, while Marco Sturm has been named as an assistant coach.
In his remarks, Blake sai... Full Story
The LA Kings have relieved head coach John Stevens and assistant coach Don Nachbaur of their duties, the team confirmed Sunday morning. The news was first reported by Helene Elliott of the LA Times.
The Kings, 4-8-1 through their first 13 games, rank last in the NHL with nine points and a minus-... Full Story
John Stevens, on what he liked most about the team’s effort tonight:
I just liked the way we came out and played the game. Our preparation of the play of the game on the checking side of things, fast, set us up to really play fast with the puck and I thought the changes we made o... Full Story
Rapid Reaction, feat. Jesse Cohen:
John Stevens, on the inability to equalize in the third period after building momentum:
We put ourselves in position where we were chasing the game. We were a step behind. I thought we had good momentum at the end of the period there. T... Full Story
Insiders. Thank you for the patience over the last several days. Let's get caught up with several important notes that you should be aware of heading into tonight’s game against the Flyers (7:30 p.m. / FOX Sports West / FOX Sports app / LA Kings Audio Network):
--Jonathan Quick underwent surgery ... Full Story
Rapid Reaction, feat. Robert Morales of the Southern California News Group:
John Stevens, on how much of a “relief” the win was:
It’s kind of ironic, I though number 17 was outstanding tonight. It’s tough. It seems like we’ve done some good things along the way, and it j... Full Story