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Lightning fire Barry Melrose

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by typewriterhill, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. For those who don't read the NHL thread, Tampa's joke of an ownership group have fired Barry Melrose after a few games into his first year on the job.
  2. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Perhaps Strachan knew what he was talking about.
  3. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    They're 5-7 -4. That ain't grounds for a firing, is it?
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    If it is then Dave Tippett should be really, really nervous.
  5. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Shouldn't be. They have 14 points in the NHL's worst division, six behind the Caps with only five and a half months to make up the deficit.
  6. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    That's too bad. I've always liked Melrose. I wonder if he'll just go back to ESPN or try to take a job somewhere else.
  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    That didn't take long.. .
  8. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    This is strange, although it's the NHL, the league where Claude Julien is canned while 16 games over .500.
  9. Melrose to be on ESPNews at 5:30 (if I heard the bit right)
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Sucks for my team.

    Maybe it's good news for SportsCenter.
  11. Melrose and Barnaby should be an interesting tandem if ESPN wants to bring him back.
  12. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Wow, I know job security in the NHL is by far the worst among the major sports, but this is insane.
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