|Tortorella fired as coach of Tampa Bay Lightning|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 03 June 2008 10:20|
The Lightning were 239-222-36-38 and made the playoffs four times in 6 1/2 seasons under Tortorella. The firing came as no surprise. There has already been speculation about television analyst and former Los Angeles Kings coach Barry Melrose possibly replacing Tortorella.
Melrose is a friend of Oren Kroules, who is leading a group that is trying to buy the Lightning.