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Melrose Speaks Out On Firing

from CBC,

“When people are staying away from you, and you see people talking together that don’t usually talk [then you know],” Melrose told Hockey Night In Canada. “I’ve been around a long time and have been through this before so I wasn’t caught by surprise by this.”...

Melrose believes some disgruntled players who were wary of his no-nonsense approach went to ownership and complained about his coaching style.

Melrose also criticized the club’s skaters for not supporting goaltender Olaf Kolzig offensively in his return to Washington, where he played for more than 15 years. The Lightning scored just twice in the Monday loss.

“I think the players didn’t want to play for me,” he said.” You don’t have to be Kreskin to figure that out. I demand players play hard and play with passion and courage.

more and you can watch the interview Ron MacLean did with Melrose earlier this evening.

added 9:25pm, The video can also be viewed below…

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