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Making change - 2-24-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

With the firing of Tom Renney yesterday by the Rangers, we've seen now seen six coaches get canned this season in the NHL, including all four who began the season in Europe.

Has firing a coach in the middle of a season really worked? You be the judge:

Team,
Date of
Coaching Change
First coach,
Record
Points
(Point Percentage)
Second coach,
Record
Points
(Point Percentage)
Blackhawks,
Oct. 16
Denis Savard, 1-2-1 3 (.375) Joel Quenneville, 33-14-7 73 (.676)
Lightning,
Nov. 14
Barry Melrose, 5-7-4 14 (.438) Rick Tocchet, 15-21-8 38 (.432)
Hurricanes,
Dec. 3
Peter Laviolette, 12-11-2 26 (.520) Paul Maurice, 19-14-3 41 (.569)
Senators,
Feb. 2
Craig Hartsburg, 17-24-7 41 (.427) Cory Clouston, 5-3-2 12 (.600)
Penguins,
Feb. 15
Michel Therrien, 27-25-5 59 (.518) Dan Bylsma,
2-1-1
6 (.625)

(Photo: Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

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