Tuesday's announcement of
No, pegging the 12-year hockey analyst as the hire was easy. The hard part is projecting his impact in Tampa and what it might mean given the overall coaching picture in the Southeast Division. Let's review, shall we:
How does that translate now? Time will only tell, but let's just say that Melrose's locker room should be a lot looser than the one he inherited from the Tortorella regime. With top pick
That's a lot of tumult behind the bench -- never mind all of it happening in one division. And beginning with Boudreau, the personalities and stories are unique and interesting.
In that sense, Barry Melrose will fit right in.