Furiousball gave me the heads up last night about this story, the Tampa Bay Lightning firing head coach Barry Melrose after just 16 games. Rick Tocchet, the associate coach, will take over as interim coach until they find the next scapegoat to hire-n-fire as the Lightning continue their sucking streak.
The Lightning players have quite a comfy gig: get paid a truckload of cash to perform heinously, then someone else gets fired for their mediocrity! Where do I sign up for a deal like this, and does it matter that I can’t ice skate? Can I fake it ’til I make it? I think that’s what some of the players are doing anyway, so what’s one more?