Give Sens GM Bryan Murray credit for recognizing his mistake to promote John Paddock to the coaching ranks and fixing it. He and the Sens just have to hope he wasn't too late in pulling the plug.
The Ottawa Senators fired coach John Paddock, after the team lost six of their past eight games and 14 of their last 21.
Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings and John Paddock of the Ottawa Senators were selected to coach the NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta on Jan. 27.
Randy Robitaille scored his first two goals for Ottawa before leaving with an injury in the Senators' 6-4 victory over the Thrashers.
John Paddock became the Ottawa Senators' coach Friday, taking over a team that made it to the Stanley Cup finals this past season.