Barry Melrose was fired as the Lightning coach on Friday, just 16 games into the season. Despite a scattered locker room and players who were prone to on-ice brain cramps, one thing is clear: He didn't sink the team by himself.
Is Barry Melrose already in trouble in Tampa Bay? Does money really matter when it comes to Marian Gaborik? It's part of the 5 Things we want to know heading into this week.
Plenty of skepticism surrounds the hiring of Barry Melrose as Tampa Bay's new coach, but the Lightning's staff and players aren't showing any signs of frustration.
The Lightning have new owners. They now have a new coach in Barry Melrose. Vincent Lecavalier is on the verge of signing a new deal. So, how will things turn out in Tampa Bay? Time will tell.