Crawford to the Kings????

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) – Marc Crawford will reportedly be introduced as the new coach of the Los Angeles Kings on Monday. The Kings had scheduled a news conference and said on friday that they would be announcing a new coach as early as monday. A source told The Canadian Press that the Kings are expected to hire former Vancouver and Colorado coach Marc Crawford as the replacement for John Torchetti.

Crawford, who led the Colorado Avalanche to a Stanley Cup championship in 1996, was 246-197-70 with Vancouver, but only won one post-season series. The Canucks twice lost a Game 7 on home ice under his leadership. Crawford has spent the last seven seasons as coach of the Canucks, who made the playoffs four times in a row before finishing ninth in the Western Conference.

Vancouver finished 42-32-8 this season, and lost the final playoff seed by 3 points to the Edmonton Oilers. Crawford, who has 411 wins as an NHL head coach, was fired after the season ended.

Thoughts on Crawford going to the kings?