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11-17-2008, 04:19 PM
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Barry Melrose: Done as a Coach or Not?

Simple Question,

Will barry be back behind the bench for another team in the future or possibly in the next few years???


i could see melrose coachin toronto when burke takes control since wilson is not really his type of coach and melrose is kinda like randy carlyle.

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Wilson is at TO mostly because Burke is coming... they are buddies.

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He shouldn't have been the coach in Tampa to begin with.

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Was Melrose ever really a coach?

To me, he was just a man behind a bench who happened to have Gretzky playing for him.

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He shouldn't have been the coach in Tampa to begin with.
ya right, like rick tocchett is any better of a coach then him,

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11-17-2008, 04:26 PM
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Was Melrose ever really a coach?

To me, he was just a man behind a bench who happened to have Gretzky palying for him.
so what your sayin is all the praise he got from kelly hrudy for changing his playing career was fake???

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ya right, like rick tocchett is any better of a coach then him,
I wonder how much Tocchet will "bet" for the next Lightning game..............

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i could see melrose coachin toronto when burke takes control since wilson is not really his type of coach and melrose is kinda like randy carlyle.
Stupid. RW is probably the main reason why Toronto has any success whatsoever this year.

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Melrose isn't going to coach in the NHL again

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Stupid. RW is probably the main reason why Toronto has any success whatsoever this year.
Agreed.

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I think guys like Melrose and Keenan are a thing of the past. In the age of players getting multi-year 50+ million dollar contracts, they tend to not listen to hard nosed coaches and have more control over what goes on with a team.

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I think guys like Melrose and Keenan are a thing of the past. In the age of players getting multi-year 50+ million dollar contracts, they tend to not listen to hard nosed coaches and have more control over what goes on with a team.
Makes sense. To add, the Ted Nolans, Pat Quinns and Pat Burns of the league certainly seem to be a dying breed.

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i could see melrose coachin toronto when burke takes control since wilson is not really his type of coach and melrose is kinda like randy carlyle.
I know its primarily a business decision but Wilson and Burke are good friends and were teammates at Providence.

On topic: I think Melrose was done a long time ago and somehow landed another job.

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Was Melrose ever really a coach?

To me, he was just a man behind a bench who happened to have Gretzky playing for him.
Sounds kinda like Therrien with Crosby and Malkin.

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Yes he will coach again. I mean no one is as bad as Andy Murray are they?

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Simple Question,

Will barry be back behind the bench for another team in the future or possibly in the next few years???


i could see melrose coachin toronto when burke takes control since wilson is not really his type of coach and melrose is kinda like randy carlyle.
I hate to sound like a a** but Ron Wilson has been great for us. If Burke comes in and replaces him with someone else I will..... proably nothing but cuss alittle but I'd be real mad. RW has been awsome

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i highly doubt he will be a head coach in the NHL again

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He should be an AHL coach, he needs the learn the new game and how it works with systems and such.

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I think guys like Melrose and Keenan are a thing of the past. In the age of players getting multi-year 50+ million dollar contracts, they tend to not listen to hard nosed coaches and have more control over what goes on with a team.
From what I understand Melrose is pretty much the opposite of a hard nosed coach.

And yeah, I think he's done as a head coach unless he works his way back as an assistant.

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Was Melrose ever really a coach?

To me, he was just a man behind a bench who happened to have Gretzky playing for him.
Well, if I'm not mistaken, Gretzky called him the best coach he'd ever played for. Barry was an excellent coach at the minor level as well.

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ya right, like rick tocchett is any better of a coach then him,
Uh, he pretty much is after one game. He at least understands that guys like Lecavalier should have more ice time than Gary Roberts.

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From player reactions the only people who truly know what kind of coaches Melrose and Tocchet are seem to like Tocchet pretty well.

Either way if I owned a team I wouldn't let him near my locker room.

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I know its primarily a business decision but Wilson and Burke are good friends and were teammates at Providence.

On topic: I think Melrose was done a long time ago and somehow landed another job.
I agree, Melrose should never been brought back from his ESPN job. The only reason he was brought back was because he was close to the new ownership and alledgedly willing to allow the ownership to "meddle".

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I don't think Melrose is in touch with the way the game is played today. He needs to stick to making predictions, and changing them everytime a team goes hot or cold.

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