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Former Blues coach Davis Payne to join Kings’ staff

Jul 26, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

Davis Payne AP

Former Blues coach Davis Payne wasn’t without a job for too long.

Rich Hammond of L.A. Kings Insider reports the Los Angeles Kings are set to name Payne as the team’s new assistant coach. Payne will replace Jamie Kompon who took a job with the Blackhawks.

At 42 years-old, Payne has the experience of being an NHL head coach after leading the Blues for two and a half seasons as well as being a former head coach in the ECHL and AHL. Now he joins the defending Stanley Cup champions alongside Darryl Sutter and will likely work with the team on their power play.

  1. tbbolts91 - Jul 26, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    When he saw the blues (great team) get whooped by the kings, he thought he should be a part of that

    • cardsandbluesforever - Jul 26, 2012 at 8:37 PM

      no its more like he was tired of getting coffee for the rest of the Blues coaching staff.

  2. oside760 - Jul 26, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    thumbs up

  3. spetznaz777 - Jul 26, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    duhhhhhhh um was’nt one of the reasons for his firing because of the ineffective powerplay during his tenure. good luck. kings.

  4. highlander24 - Jul 27, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    Hey he just wants to be a coach on the potential 2013 Stanley Cup Championship squad.

  5. highlander24 - Jul 27, 2012 at 1:04 AM


  6. navzgm - Jul 27, 2012 at 4:20 AM

    Honestly he couldn’t do worse than Jamie Kompon. Total upgrade.

  7. charleslouis99 - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    Davis Payne is a keeper he’ll replace sutter when he wears out his welcome

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