And this after only 8 games into the season. King coached the Magnitogorsk team to a regular season title last season. But after back to back losses this weekend for his team, they dropped to 3-4-1. I smell shades of anymosity or conflict of interest somehow over the Malkin incident. No one is more shocked than King himself. He told the Globe and Mail:
"I was caught completely off guard this morning because, geez, it was only eight games. I was playing the young kids the way they wanted me to. But this is Russia and everything over here is just so volatile. A lot of people would like to come over because financially, it's such a great pay day, but you really earn your money. It can be there and it can be gone so quickly." Don't worry Dave, you're a great coach. You'll be working again soon!