Skip to main content

Blues exercise option on coach, keeping Murray through 2010-11

ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues exercised their option to keep coach Andy Murray through the 2010-11 season.

Murray led St. Louis to a 41-31-10 record last season, including a 25-9-7 second-half surge that put the Blues in the playoffs for the first time since 2004.

"I've been treated fairly here," Murray said. "There's a sense of appreciation."

Team president John Davidson said Murray, who long has had a reputation as a teaching coach, is the right man to lead the Blues.

"When he has a little tough love and the players react properly, they know it's for the right reason," Davidson said. "He can squeeze a little blood out of a stone, there's no question."

Murray became coach in St. Louis in December 2006. He coached the Los Angeles Kings from 1999 through 2006. He is 316-261-121, including 101-85-32 with the Blues.

"I still think we have a lot of work to do," Murray said. "As soon as you start getting too far ahead of yourself, you start to slow down, and when you slow down, people start to catch you and pass you."

"There are still a lot of people in front of us that we're shooting for."

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_18103034
Play

NHL Hot Seat Radar: Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes have a deep team, but injuries in the crease plagued them last year. If the Hurricanes are going far this year, they'll need Frederik Andersen to stay healthy, at the very least.

Screenshot_1
Play

From the Archives: The Post-War Return of Pre-War NHL Aces

World War 2 had ended and pre-war aces returned to their respective NHL teams. One of them was left wing Lynn Patrick whose father, Lester, managed the Rangers, who said Lynn's "legs were done." Turns out, he wasn't far off.

Sonny Milano
Play

NHL Free Agency: Top 5 Best Bargains Still Available

In a league with very little cap space left to work with, it's peculiar to see so many names without homes this deep into the summer. Here's a look at five players who could bring nice bang for your team's buck.