I can't believe that you guys are so down on Kitch. He managed to get us into the playoffs when he took over for Q, what had Andy done?
Yet another example of how a coaching change can make a team play better, even if the new guy is not necessarily better as a coach.
For the record, I do think Murray is a better coach than Kitchen, but Murray's coaching record doesn't exactly scream success.
He's never made it past the 2nd round, he's only made the playoffs 50% of the full seasons he coached, and he's never had a team finish with more than 95 points, which wouldn't even make the playoffs this season.
He was the best guy for the job when he was hired, but that doesn't mean he's the guy to lead this franchise to the Cup.
Yeah, but LA didn't have a powerhouse roster as any point during his tenure. He was going up against teams with twice the payroll.