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From Brett McMurphy at The Tampa Tribune:

The way Barry Melrose sees it - make that saw it - nobody viewed more hockey than he did last season as an ESPN analyst.

“What I like is, no one has watched more hockey than me in the last year, the last five years,” Melrose said. “I’ve probably seen Tampa play 70 times last year and every team on the East Coast probably 70 times and the West Coast teams maybe 50.

“It’s the personnel. There’s not many players in the NHL I don’t have a read on - who I like, who I wouldn’t like. That’s probably the best thing about the NHL and what I know is the personnel.”

The new Lightning coach is the latest to transition from sitting in makeup to making out a lineup.

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  Tags: barry+melrose, coaching

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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