Jun 18, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT
From Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman:
John Stevens will be staying in LA, with a promotion. Well-deserved.—
Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 18, 2014
Regardless of how Stevens’ future unfolds with the Kings, his promotion in L.A. means one less strong candidate for the four current head-coaching vacancies in Vancouver, Florida, Carolina and Pittsburgh.
Stevens was reportedly a finalist last year for the Vancouver job that went to John Tortorella.
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