Rookie coach Barry Melrose guides Kings to new territory

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000076" title="Los Angeles Kings" href="/topic/sports/ice-hockey/los-angeles-kings-ORSPT000076.topic">Kings</a> Coach Barry Melrose gestures during Game 5 of the Campbell Conference finals against the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000090" title="Toronto Maple Leafs" href="/topic/sports/ice-hockey/toronto-maple-leafs-ORSPT000090.topic">Toronto Maple Leafs</a>. Known for his laid-back demeanor behind the bench, Melrose guided the Kings to the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000115" title="Stanley Cup Playoffs" href="/topic/sports/ice-hockey/stanley-cup-playoffs-EVSPR000115.topic">Stanley Cup Final</a> in his first year as an <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="15031001" title="National Hockey League" href="/topic/sports/ice-hockey/national-hockey-league-15031001.topic">NHL</a> coach. He was fired near the end of the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season before becoming a hockey analyst for <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HOC792" title="ESPN (tv network)" href="/topic/sports/espn-%28tv-network%29-HOC792.topic">ESPN</a>.

( Vince Compagnone / Los Angeles Times / May 24, 1993 )

Kings Coach Barry Melrose gestures during Game 5 of the Campbell Conference finals against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Known for his laid-back demeanor behind the bench, Melrose guided the Kings to the Stanley Cup Final in his first year as an NHL coach. He was fired near the end of the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season before becoming a hockey analyst for ESPN.

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