Lombardi statement

Dean Lombardi’s statement: “We are aware of some media reports as it relates to Terry Murray and our head coaching vacancy. At this time, no agreement is in place with him. However, we have met with Terry on more than one occasion and we consider him to be a strong candidate for this position. We will have no further comment at this time.”

Translation: We’ll be preparing the room for the press conference shortly.

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  • Harry

    Nice Translation!

  • brianguy

    classic. Rich you da man!

  • anthony

    Man this GM has a thing for San Jose and Philadelphia RESIDUE.
    Put down the pipe and take off those blinders man. There’s more to building your team than those two organizations.

    Other than that, I like him.
    He seems accomplished and comes with a descent resume.

  • Cal

    A bit about Terry Murray, taken from wikipedia.org, in case anyone’s curious.

    Coaching career
    Murray served as an assistant coach of the Capitals, then later as head coach of their AHL affiliate, the
    Baltimore Skipjacks. He was promoted to the Capitals head coach position in the middle of the 198990 NHL season, replacing his brother
    Bryan Murray. Under Murray’s guidance the Capitals advanced further into the NHL Playoffs than ever before, before being swept by Boston in the conference
    finals. Murray coached the Capitals until the middle of the 199394 NHL season when he was replaced by Jim Schoenfeld.
    After a brief coaching stint as head coach of the Cincinnati Cyclones in the IHL, Murray became head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. In 199697 he guided
    the Flyers to the Stanley Cup finals, only to lose to the Detroit Red Wings. Despite this accomplishment, Murray was fired after the end of the playoffs.
    After a season as General Manager of the Florida Panthers, Murray assumed the head coach position of that team when Doug MacLean was fired in the middle
    of the 199899 season. In 19992000 he led the Panthers into the first round of the playoffs. He was replaced by Duane Sutter at the Panther helm in the
    fall of 2000.
    Murray served as a pro scout for the Philadelphia Flyers over parts of three seasons (200001 to 200203), and joined the coaching staff as Assistant Coach
    in 2004.

  • Paul-Cat

    Your thoughts, Rich?