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The LA Kings won't change their defense-first philosophy with new coach Jim Hiller in charge

May. 23, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Jim Hiller is sticking to the hard-nosed, defense-first philosophy that got the Los Angeles Kings to the first round of the playoffs — and no farther — in each of the past three seasons. General manager Rob Blake introduced Hiller as the Kings'...

Jim Hiller will remain head coach of the Los Angeles Kings after having interim tag removed

May. 22, 2024 14:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jim Hiller will continue to be the Los Angeles Kings head coach after having the interim tag removed Wednesday by vice president and general manager Rob Blake. The Kings were 21-12-1 in the regular season under Hiller after Todd McLellan was fired on Feb. 2. But...