Sounds like a job for Dave Tippett.
He took a Yotes team full of them to the WCF in 2011-12.
The guys he had:
Ray Whitney 39
Radim Vrbata 30
Shane Doan 34
Daymond Langkow 34
Derek Morris 33
Michal Rozsival 32
Jason Labarbera 31
Taylor Pyatt 30
Mike Smith 30
Antoine Vermette 29
Radoslav Klesla 29
Raffi Torres 29
That is an old team.
He could do it for the Kings and and he would have more to
The Kings have informed Willie Desjardins that his services are no longer needed and they are in the market for a head coach.
I have never been a fan of Desjardins but lets be honest, this old slow team in a game that is played young and fast it really wouldnt matter who the coach is, the game has passed too many thirty somethings by. Scotty Bowman could not have done much with this aging team.
So now GM Rob Blake has to figure out where to turn and how to clean up thi
Kings firing multiple coaches so soon provides unnecessary busywork for an organization that clearly needs to slap its roster around. Adding such instability to an already struggling team also risks prolonging needed recovery. Find a good longterm coach and let him establish his system so he has a chance to succeed when team personnel improves.
Listening to Elliott Friedman he seems to think it is a foregone conclusion that Todd Mclellan is the next coach of the Kings unless the Sabres give him an absolutely ridiculous contract. Friedman says Mac essentially has his choice of where he wants to coach and that he is by nature a West coast guy and unless the Sabres back up a truck of Pegula bucks to his doorstep Mac will pick the Kings. I listen to waaay to many of these podcasts and talking heads but Friedman see