With Marc Bergevin's hiring in Montreal, Julien BriseBois remains as assistant GM in Tampa.
With injuries depleting the NHL roster, the months-long raid of the Norfolk Admirals roster has kept the Tampa Bay Lightning afloat.
Two months since the first NHL coach firing of the season, Ken Hitchcock's St. Louis Blues remain the best performers, with the Los Angeles Kings under Darryl Sutter not far behind.
I'm guessing that Dallas GM Joe Nieuwendyk, Florida's Dale Tallon and Minnesota's Chuck Fletcher have the same writer. Witness their statements after firing their head coaches in recent days. Nieuwendyk: "I would like to thank Marc (Crawford) for the hard work he provided to the Dallas Stars. We wish him the best in the future." Tallon: "The entire Panthers organization would like to thank Peter (DeBoer) for his hard work and service to this franchise and wish him all the best in the future." Fletcher: "I would like to thank Todd (Richards) for the hard work he provided to the Minnesota Wild organization the last two seasons and wish him the best in the future."
Rick Rypien may have just delivered the inspiration for Todd Richards to finally turn the tide for the Wild.
The hope of a new beginning, like Christmas morning, leads fans to crave coaching changes. Most often, though, these changes don't work out for the best - at least not to the degree fans had hoped.