The former Columbus and Calgary bench boss has accepted the head gig with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, according to the KHL website. King replaces Pyotr Vorobyov, who resigned over the weekend due to health problems.
King, who had been working as a development coach in Phoenix, was granted a leave of absence by the Coyotes to return to the country in which he’s had huge success. He won the 2005 Spengler Cup as the head coach of Metallurg Magnitogorsk, defeating Team Canada 8-3 in the final. King later went on to write a book about his time coaching in Russia, then proceeded to coach in the German league before returning to the NHL as an assistant with Phoenix in 2009.
If you think the Dallas Stars are struggling because of defense more than anything else, then you’ll make sure to keep the video above “on file.”
There Kari Lehtonen was, helpless on a 2-on-0 rush for the Calgary Flames, which Johnny Gaudreau finished with calm and ease. For some, that goal is the symbol of the Stars’ season.
Either way, it was a painful goal in the Flames’ 2-1 win against the Stars. Calgary won despite Dallas firing 30 shots on goal versus the Flames’ 20.
One team climbing, the other stumbling
With that, the Flames are now on a four-game winning streak. Since falling to 5-10-1 on Nov. 12, the Flames have gone 9-3-1 in their last 13 games, pushing them to 14-13-2 overall. Gaudreau coming back is the icing on the cake after Chad Johnson really took charge of the Flames’ top job.
During a similar span, the Stars can’t seem to get it together. Dallas stood at 6-6-3 after beating the Oilers 3-2 on Nov. 11. They’re now 10-11-6, essentially standing in place as a .500 team.
Dallas can’t seem to get momentum going, a thought that might have left them envious of the team on the other end of the ice on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, it wasn’t just about Jack Eichel vs. Connor McDavid. Instead, it was a clash between a fleet of young scorers who were in their prime, with the Buffalo Sabres coming up on top against the Edmonton Oilers.