“I’ll be fired up tomorrow because if I expect my team to be energized and ready to go to work, I’d better make sure I’m energized myself,” Murray said Monday night. “I’ve got some friends who are in the car business here, and I’m not ready to get back into that business yet, so I want to keep coaching.”

The LA Kings’ Andy Murray was partially correct. He was fired yesterday, with Los Angeles appointing one time Panthers boss John Torchetti as interim coach until season’s end.

The Columbus Blue Jackets were named hosts of the 2007 NHL Draft, an event that should be the biggest boon to local tourism since the opening of the Ron House Birthplace and Museum