Puck Headlines: Finding success after firing your coach

Here are your Afternoon Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

Mirtle takes a look at the seven teams who've changed coaches this season and how their team improved afterwards. Somewhere in Bristol, Connecticut, Barry Melrose still believes he could have turned things around in Tampa Bay. (From the Rink)

Speaking of coaching changes, Ottawa's head coach, Cory Clouston, is 10-5-3 since replacing Craig Hartsburg. Is that enough for Bryan Murray to keep him around after this season? (Canwest)

With a victory last night, Henrik Lundqvist became the first goaltender in NHL history to record four straight 30-win seasons to start his career. (Rangers)

Kevin Allen says not too overlook Finland as a contender for the 2010 Winter Olympics. (USA Today)

Why John Tavares wouldn't be a good fit with the Atlanta Thrashers. (Fire Wagon Hockey)

The NHL's Director of Hockey Operations, Colin Campbell, responds to the comments of Georges Laraque on the topic of fighting. (National Post)

Defending the honor of New York Islanders rookie Josh Bailey after Gord Miller's comments. (Tiger Track)

Meanwhile, Scotty Wazz thinks that Laraque and his fellow fighters should add a new dimension to their games in this the "new" NHL. (Scotty Wazz)

Adam Proteau says that under Paul Kelly, the NHLPA is well ahead of the previous administration. He also compares the frank answers that Kelly gives to the canned responses from commissioner Gary Bettman. (The Hockey News)

Justin Bourne, the son of former NHL'er Bob, has his own blog and talks about how players prepare for the playoff run. (MaxHockey)

A breakdown of the Coyotes' 5-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils and updated "Tank for Tavares" standings. (Five for Howling)

After last night's win, Martin Brodeur is now one win away from tying Patrick Roy's record of 551 victories for a goaltender. Somewhere in San Francisco, Wyshynski is shedding a tear of joy. (NHL)

Finally, thanks to Puck Daddy reader Jonathan for sending us a photo of the 10-year patch that the Atlanta Thrashers will be wearing next season. He's not very enanmored with it, but what say you Puck Daddy readership? Pass or Fail?

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