DETROIT FREE PRESS - Bryan Murray, who was both coach and general manager of the Detroit Red Wings when they began their impressive playoff run, has died at age 74, after being diagnosed with colon cancer. 

The news was announced Saturday by the Ottawa Senators, where Murray served as general manager from 2007-16.

Murray joined the Wings during the 1990-91 season, after being let go by the Washington Capitals. In 1991, Murray got the Wings into the playoffs, beginning what would be a record-setting 25 consecutive seasons of making the playoffs. Murray also had the distinction of being Nicklas Lidstrom's first NHL coach.


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