“The Tampa Bay Lightning have fired Barry Melrose”:http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=255866&lid=headline&lpos=topStory_nhl.
Apparently it only hit them today that Melrose had been out of coaching for 13 years and might not connect with players.
‘’This was a tough decision to make,’’ Executive Vice President & General Manager Brian Lawton said. ‘’Barry is a good man and we have a great deal of respect for him. We wish him nothing but success. However, the results were unacceptable and the players have to understand that we need to be better. Hopefully this change helps push them.