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Pierre Turgeon has the challenge of helping Kings develop a more productive offense

Pierre Turgeon has the challenge of helping Kings develop a more productive offense

The Kings’ stagnant offense could use a Pierre Turgeon-type of player, a big forward blessed with finesse, playmaking skill and a knack around the net.

Although Turgeon is a decade into retirement as a player, he might still be able to help them: he was hired this week to be their first-ever offensive coordinator, in essence hoping he can coax them into producing enough offense to coordinate.

The Kings ranked 25th in NHL scoring in 2016-17 at an average of 2.43 goals per game, a prime reason they missed the playoffs for the second time in three seasons. Turgeon, who stands 38th in career goals with 515 and 32nd in career points with 1,327,...

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