How About Some Loyalty to Dave Taylor?
Dave Taylor bled purple and gold. Lived and breathed the Los Angeles Kings.
Okay, so he wasn’t the greatest GM in the world but since he was fired and replaced by Dean Lombardi 7 years ago how have the Kings rewarded him for his decades of service and loyalty?
By doing absolutely nothing!
Dave Taylor had to go work for the Dallas Stars as a scout. He’s now working for the St Louis Blues!!!
Are you KIDDING?
Dave Taylor’s name hangs in the rafters and he’s working for another team????
Yet the Los Angeles Kings welcome with open arms a man who is frequently booed every time his name is mentioned. The boos for Rob Blake are even louder than those for Jamie Kompon and look what happened to him?
Dave Taylor was as loyal and dedicated as they come and its absolutely blasphemous that he’s not part of the organization. He’s been treated like absolute shit.
I’m sure I’ll get a call the Kings telling me that Dave Taylor was offered numerous positions within the organization but I’ll know that to be untrue since the last time I ran into DT at the Toyota Center I flat out asked him why he was scouting for another team and not working with the Kings. You know what he told me? “I’d love to come back” (come to think of it, I’m just a fat fan the Kings could give a shit about, they’re not calling)
I did get a text from an NHL owner who told me, “It’s a great signing (Blake). He’s a company guy, won’t stir the pot.”
Well fuck me.
If they can bring back Luc, they can bring back Taylor and show him the respect he deserves.