In April 2019, the LA Kings announced that Todd McLellan would be tasked with leading the team into a new era of Kings hockey.
Soon after, the team announced that Trent Yawney would join McLellan as his Assistant Coach, in addition to Marco Sturm and Goaltending Coach Billy Ranford.
"We're implementing change. Guys are welcome to change. They want it," McLellan said.
The majority of the past decade, the Kings have played a very similar style, so a new system has allowed them to take a fresh approach to the game.
"Having a new coach and new style coming in, there is more thinking involved," Sturm said.
Now, after nearly three months on the job, players and staff have noticed a transformation in every area of the team's operations.
"I want them to understand as much as possible so they have a good chance at success," McLellan said. "We know we're going to have our issues throughout the year. There's no perfect season."
"But ultimately at the end of the day, we've got to do what the team's done twice before."