‘Kings East’ announces two hires

For a while, it became popular to refer to the Kings as ”Flyers West,” given the deep connections between the two teams. Now, is it trending the other way? As expected, the Flyers today named former Kings coach Terry Murray as the coach of their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms. The Flyers also named former Kings winger Ian Laperriere to the newly created role of director of player development. Murray and Laperriere also spent parts of their respective playing careers with the Flyers. Murray was under contract with the Kings for the upcoming season, but the Kings recently gave permission to the Flyers to talk to Murray about the AHL opening. Laperriere recently retired because of persistent concussion issues.

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