Did anyone think that Tampa Bay coach Barry Melrose would last the entire season? Especially after co-owner Oren Koules stated in an interview last month that Melrose's job was "very safe." Given the god-awful defense corps the Lightning ice every night, the fact that they're 5-7-4 (and 4-6 in their last ten, not a horrible record) should be seen as a success.
If you're keeping score, that's 1 horde of free agents signed in the off-season, at least 4 trades by my count, and now 1 coaching change. Will there be more? My guess is new interim head coach Rick Tocchet is betting the over.