Friday, November 14, 2008
Barry, we hardly knew ye. The most famous mullet is sports is sans job as of this afternoon. Barry Melrose has been fired from his head coaching duties with the drastically under-achieving Tampa Bay Lightning. It was a joke of a hiring from the start, Steve and I both agreed on that (I think). Rick "The Gambler" Tocchet takes over the Lightning squad for the time being. Tampa is a woeful 5-7-4 to start the season, one that began with a lot of promise and new faces, most notably that of first overall draft pick Steven Stamkos. Melrose was criticized for the lack of playing time he gave the star rookie.