Thank you and good night

When we add rows to this chart this late in the summer, it’s usually because someone got a nice promotion (or at least the guy getting whacked actually got whacked earlier). The Yzerman/BriseBois regime in Tampa Bay changed that up today:

TEAM Old New
SYR* Ross Yates (4/12) Mark Holick (5/21) 
HOU Kevin Constantine (4/15) Mike Yeo (6/16)
PEO Rick Wamsley (5/6) Jared Bednar (6/15)
ROC Benoit Groulx (5/31)
MTB Scott Arniel (6/8, CLB head coach) Claude Noel (6/21)
HAM Guy Boucher (6/10, TB head coach) Randy Cunneyworth (7/20)
LOW/ALB John MacLean (6/17, NJ head coach) 
BIN Don Nachbaur (6/22)
OKC Todd Nelson (7/15)
NOR Jim Johnson (7/23)

*-Syracuse’s new coach was hired by Anaheim. Springfield’s new coach will be hired by Columbus and will be added to the list if it isn’t Rob Daum. Jeff Daniels moves with the franchise from Albany to Charlotte.

So Norfolk will have its fifth coach in a year (though two of those were Johnson, and the one in the middle really wasn’t officially…. yeah, that joke fails. Never mind.)

The Rangers parted ways with longtime European scout Christer Rockstrom, Steve Zipay reports.

We’ll skip the link, but Down Goes Brown twitter-linked to a complete rip-off of his Chris Pronger piece from the playoffs. Cut-and-pasted to another site with a credit line on top. Atrocious.

And RIP, David Blackwell and Vic Ziegel.

Michael Fornabaio