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    Default Mark Morris hired by Gerard Gallant in Florida

    NEW STAFF: John Madden, Mark Morris, Mike Kelly, Robb Tallas to join Gerard Gallant | On Frozen Pond

    Morris, 56, was recently fired as coach of the AHL's Manchester Monarchs after eight seasons.

    As the top minor league team of the Kings, Morris was instrumental in helping young players develop into eventual Stanley Cup champions.

    "He's good at developing young defensemen and that was very important to us,'' Tallon said. "We have a lot of good, young defensemen in our system.''

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    I was pretty surprised that the Kings let Morris go. I understand that The Monarchs constantly disappointed in the playoffs, but isn't a minor league team supposed to prepare guys to play in the next level? Over the last couple of years, we have had quite a few kids step in and play solid, intelligent hockey. Yeah, I want Manchester to do well (in a vague, I don't actually care kind of way--kind of like cheering for the Lakers), but I would rather continue to have a steady stream of NHL-ready talent. I think this move comes back to bite us in the end. Having said that, congrats to Mark for securing an NHL job! Thank you for helping us get two cups. When I think about it, does he get a day with the cup?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kawika View Post
    I was pretty surprised that the Kings let Morris go. I understand that The Monarchs constantly disappointed in the playoffs, but isn't a minor league team supposed to prepare guys to play in the next level? Over the last couple of years, we have had quite a few kids step in and play solid, intelligent hockey. Yeah, I want Manchester to do well (in a vague, I don't actually care kind of way--kind of like cheering for the Lakers), but I would rather continue to have a steady stream of NHL-ready talent. I think this move comes back to bite us in the end.
    I think the Kings were worried about the playoff mentality of the guys in the AHL. If they can't prepare and take it to the next level down there how do they expect to get it done in the NHL?

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    What? No Boooooos yet, seeing as this was the first real public action by our new GM of the Manchester Monarchs: Rob Blake.
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    Morris left because he wanted a shot at a NHL gig. And he got one. Good luck to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tortfesor View Post
    What? No Boooooos yet, seeing as this was the first real public action by our new GM of the Manchester Monarchs: Rob Blake.
    Actually, it may not have been; I can't see the decision by the Monarchs to essentially forfeit home ice advantage get approved without crossing his desk.
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    This has nothing to do with the Kings - Morris wanted to move towards a NHL head coaching gig, and he wasn't going to be able to take the next step while in this organization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mondo Blando View Post
    This has nothing to do with the Kings - Morris wanted to move towards a NHL head coaching gig, and he wasn't going to be able to take the next step while in this organization.
    I thought he got fired? Or did he just want the unemployment insurance?



    Walks into Blake's office.
    "Yes, Mark?"
    "Boooooooooo!!!"
    "You're fired!!"
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