Friday, October 17, 2008

Hired to be fired 2008-09

A compilation of the unlucky members of the NHL coaching and managerial fraternity, who found themselves outsourced in the 2008-09 season.

From the freshest of recruits, to the oldest in tooth of the ancient order of coaches they never know when the phone call or tap on the shoulder will come. Some survive through to the playoffs, others are gone before the season gets too far along.

We track the departed here.

March 9, 2009-- Bob Gainey replaces Guy Carbonneau in Montreal
February 16, 2009-- Pittsburgh fires Michel Therrien
February 2, 2009-- Ottawa senators fire Craig Hartsburg
December 4, 2008-- Carolina replaces Laviolette with Maurice
November 14, 2008-- Tampa Bay Lightning, Barry Melrose fired
November 12, 2008-- Anaheim Ducks, Brian Burke resigns
October 16, 2008-- Chicago Black Hawks, Denis Savard

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