Report: Stevens staying in L.A., with promotion


From Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman:

This possibility was hinted at earlier. Stevens has won two Stanley Cups as an assistant to Darryl Sutter in Los Angeles, and there’s been talk he could eventually take over from Sutter.

Regardless of how Stevens’ future unfolds with the Kings, his promotion in L.A. means one less strong candidate for the four current head-coaching vacancies in Vancouver, Florida, Carolina and Pittsburgh.

Stevens was reportedly a finalist last year for the Vancouver job that went to John Tortorella.