Lightning Hire Barry Melrose As New HC

Discussion in 'Hockey Talk' started by Bears 88, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Bears 88

    Bears 88 FTW


    Wow. scared
  2. wide right

    wide right Grumpy Old Man

    THANK YOU TAMPA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    He's finally off my TV. I'll never have to hear his drivel again.
    BTW, that team is doomed. The only thing he's worse at than broadcasting is coaching.

  3. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    lmao !
  4. burnout2oo7

    burnout2oo7 I Am Dawk's Broken Heart

    I agree with wide right. Good riddance.
  5. ketbuckfan

    ketbuckfan Tressel owns Michigan

    I liked Barry Melrose as a broadcaster, I am not sure what kind of coach he will be. I hate to see him leave ESPN. The way coaching in professional sports goes he'll probably be back in two years.
  6. wide right

    wide right Grumpy Old Man

    He couldn't win with Gretzky on his team if that lends any perspective.
  7. ketbuckfan

    ketbuckfan Tressel owns Michigan

    That does lend a little prespective, so I'll get to see him back on ESPN sooner rather than later.
  8. 86WARD

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  9. Bears 88

    Bears 88 FTW

    Melrose is going to have his hands full in TB.
  10. suedon70

    suedon70 Sports Chica

    Greaaaat..... just what we Bolts fans need - more ridicule for hiring a guy who's been out of coaching for 13 years.....

    The only thing worse than this is if they move the team to Tulsa!!:nono:

    In what way? They have the talent, they just need a consistent goalie and some tough D.....
  11. chiefswin19games

    chiefswin19games Don't be defeated.

    Mike Smith may be your answer for the consistent goalie problem as soon as he gets some regular playing time.

    Lecavalier will probably be dealt. That could solve your D problem but create an O problem at the same time. You all had better hope Stamkos is the real deal.
  12. tigersucs

    tigersucs nfl-fans refugee

    Worst kept secret in hockey since the end of May. Good move in bringing in Tocchet only if he can stay away from the gamblers now. Also Walz should be a decent addition behind the bench/in the press box.

    As for the claims that he couldn't win, he did win both the Memorial and Calder Cups before going to LA. IMO he got a raw deal much like Ted Nolan after being let go by McNall and LA. The 93 team ran into a buzzsaw that was Patrick Roy in the Finals and a bad penalty by McSorley late in the 3rd period of game 2 blew that series. LA lost games 2,3 and 4 all in OT. They could of won given a few bounces here and there.

    As for Tampa as I pointed out earlier their farm system is terrible. Hopefully they don't need to get to deep in goaltending or defense.