All The Kings Men w/ LA Kings Director, Player Development Glen Murray

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Sharing this interview dropped yesterday with LA Kings Director, Player Development Glen Murray. Murray joined the All The Kings Men podcast, with myself as a cohost alongside Jesse Cohen, to speak about all issues participant improvement.

An interview that I really feel may be very informative in a number of alternative ways because it involves the participant improvement course of. Interested in studying in regards to the ins and outs of participant improvement? How the trail of Murray’s personal taking part in profession has helped him and his employees with endurance concerning Adrian Kempe’s improvement? Interested in getting Murray’s tackle Arthur Kaliyev and his improvement into the longer term top-six ahead he can turn into? Does Glen Murray bear in mind who he scored his first, and final, NHL objectives in opposition to? It’s all right here, and extra!

Murray on what participant improvement really means
I feel it is a combination of plenty of issues, I feel. You have a employees, our employees talks every single day and we’re honest. We all have the identical aim, to make all these draft picks that we draft play within the NHL. It’s simpler mentioned than performed, clearly not everybody’s going to play, in order that’s our major goal, is to get to know these youngsters, get to know their households, get to know their emotional facet, their off-ice by facet, how they learn the way they will absorb issues, what kind of participant they need to be, what their hobbies are. It’s a complete combination of issues, I feel and it is not only one individual, it is unimaginable to do this with one individual as a result of as you recognize, over these previous 4 to 5 years we have had plenty of younger, very gifted gamers. And like I mentioned, not all of them are going to make it however we’ve, we’ve an enormous job in our palms to make these gamers the following Anze Kopitar, Dustin Brown and Jonathan Quick. Obviously it would not occur in a single day, endurance is a really enormous phrase in improvement. You must be affected person, you go see them play and also you go discuss to them and these youngsters these days, 18, 19 years previous, they need to be the highest line heart, and the highest defenseman on the crew and play 25 minutes and play 20 minutes as a ahead and kill penalties and on the powerplay, and it would not occur that means. You must be affected person, they must work on their recreation and that is what myself and our participant improvement employees do.

On utilizing his personal profession path to train endurance with Adrian Kempe’s improvement into an All Star
For certain. I feel when Adrian came visiting, he went straight to the American League and he needed to be taught, he was a quiet child. He had all the talents and I feel – on the time he would not say that – however now I feel if he appears again on it, that is the most likely the [best thing for him] taking part in within the American League. He performed the following 12 months within the American League and it nonetheless wasn’t fairly there but, then he got here to the NHL and did not rating 30 objectives straight away. He’s a terrific instance. Patience may be very, very arduous within the recreation that we play and it is all about wins and losses. If that participant shouldn’t be performing or serving to the crew win, it is very arduous to be affected person, no query about it and you must strive your greatest to be affected person and Kempe is a superb instance. He’s became an All Star. It’s very fortunate for our entire group, proper from Rob all the way down to the event employees to everybody concerned, that we have been affected person with him and have been very fortunate to have him.

On the developmental advantages of getting the NHL and AHL golf equipment beneath one roof
I feel we’re very fortunate. I feel there are a number of groups, we’ve the American League Pacific Division on the West Coast now, however we’re very fortunate. It’s not that I did not prefer to go to Manchester, I cherished going to Manchester and the entire improvement employees cherished doing that, however now that we are able to actually be on the ice each morning with them earlier than observe or they will come up and we are able to do video with them, it is very useful for us. I can not consider the precise variety of groups, however I do not even know if there are double digits which are in the identical facility as their NHL membership. It’s not only for the event employees. It’s Todd McLellan and his teaching employees to look at the observe or see the gamers or work together with the participant and work together with the teaching employees, the American League as a result of we’re beneath the identical roof we observe after them. The [Reign] observe after the [Kings]they will discuss to the coaches, how was final evening’s recreation, they might even when they needed to go to the sport in Ontario, though it is solely 40 miles and it takes three and a half hours to get there due to visitors however it actually may be very useful for group and it is helped us tremendously.

More within the full interview, embedded above! Murray was expansive in his solutions, offering us with some depth and element into the method. Also a optimistic Alex Turcotte replace within the episode, with Murray sharing that Turcotte is getting wholesome and is having a robust offseason, with plenty of enthusiasm heading into rookie camp. Turcotte is again on the ice and again figuring out, with plenty of pleasure heading into rookie camp within the fall.

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