Friday, November 14, 2008

Shocking News!

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.

1 comment:

arianr said...

Hey, any team with Olaf Kolzig in goal is going to struggle. Melrose probably could have done a better job, but I always him pegged as coach fired this season just because it's not 1994 anymore and it seemed that the Tampa FA acquisitions were the 1994 all-star team. The thing is, even with Tocchet, I don't think they are going to get any better.