Carousel speeds back up

Montreal promoted its Hamilton coaching staff to the Canadiens, but they struck quickly to replace Randy Cunneyworth (with a coach who returns to the AHL):

TEAM Old New
BPT Pat Bingham (4/13)  Brent Thompson (6/28) 
PRO Rob Murray (4/16) Bruce Cassidy (6/25)
POR-a  Kevin Dineen (6/1, FLA coach) Ray Edwards (6/27)
MIL Lane Lambert (6/9, NAS ass’t) Kirk Muller (6/27)
ABB Jim Playfair (6/13, PHX assoc.) Troy Ward (6/30)
TEX Glen Gulutzan (6/17, DAL coach)  Jeff Pyle (7/13)
HOU Mike Yeo (6/17, MIN coach) John Torchetti (7/5)
MTB/SJS  Claude Noel (6/23, WIN coach) Keith McCambridge (7/14)
SA-ab Ray Edwards (6/27) Chuck Weber (6/29)
CHI Don Lever (6/27)
ROC-b  Chuck Weber (6/29)
RCK Bill Peters (7/8, DET ass’t) Ted Dent (7/20)
HAM Randy Cunneyworth (7/22, MON ass’t)   Clément Jodoin (7/22)

a-Ray Edwards moved from San Antonio to Portland with Phoenix’s affiliation. b-Chuck Weber moved from Rochester to San Antonio with Florida’s affiliation.

Edit: The 13 changes eclipses last year’s 12, though this year included two that were simply affiliation-shuffles. Not counting coaches for new teams, seven changes the summer before, 12 in 2008, around 10 in 2007 (depending how you want to sort this out), and 12 (including two affiliation shuffles) in 2006.

Michael Fornabaio