Todd Richards, who was axed by Columbus after only seven games of the 2015-16 season, still fell well short of the NHL’s all-time record for fastest coach firing at the start of a season: one game, by Paul Thompson of the Blackhawks in 1944. Detroit’s Bill Gadsby (1969) and Toronto’s Michael Rodden (1926) lasted for two. Here are the quickest cannings of the last 20 years.
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