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Pierre Turgeon leads improved Kings offense to Montreal, his old stomping grounds

Pierre Turgeon leads improved Kings offense to Montreal, his old stomping grounds

Pierre Turgeon’s face beamed as he spoke in the dim service hallways of Bell Centre. The two-decade old memories bubbled to the surface.

Turgeon served as captain of the Montreal Canadiens only briefly, but it coincided with the closing of the famed Montreal Forum in 1996, and he is forever remembered for taking a turn of the torch passing in a stirring ceremony.

“For me to be in the right place at the right time …,” Turgeon said. “When I come back here, just walking today, it gives me goose bumps.”

Turgeon was back in the spotlight Wednesday. His return to Montreal is a homecoming, and it happens to be as Kings offensive coordinator during a scoring...

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