ed taylor Jun 19, 9:34 p.m.
I'll tell you what... if Maurice and Francis weren't around, I'd love to see him at the helm of the Canes!
edits Jun 16, 1:38 p.m.
I like Melrose, he is easy to listen to and it is about time that ESPN got someone who actually knows the game and report it with some competence as opposed to some in the past.
Cragsdale Jun 15, 12:28 p.m.
B Melrose knows more about hockey than everyone on these forums combined, that's what makes him an authority. As for T.B., his departure from there was because the ownership didn't want him involved in the player aquisition descision making process which is evident by the rediculous loss of players and talent that Tampa virtually gave away this year.
Don't fault Melrose because he knows more about hockey than pretty much anyone alive. Those of you bashing him should probably zip up the old pie hole and give the man an honest listen instead of an emotional damming for speaking the real truth about any team for that matter.
5Rs Jun 14, 9:06 p.m.
The Canes defense disappeared in the Pittsburgh series, it was excellent against Boston. Coaches need to figure it out - why did the players get caught out of position so many times? Other teams protected the front of the net while the Canes were in the corners or caught too far up ice.
5Rs Jun 14, 9:03 p.m.
He was foolish enough to take the Tampa Bay job. Can't be too bright.
tarheelskier Jun 14, 3:34 p.m.
^^What makes Barry Melrose think that he has the hockey smarts to say what the Canes need.
The Canes do NEED another strong forward. Just because he's right don't get your panties all up in a wad. We got beat by the eventual champs and they showed us exactly what we do not have......... size up front. And they kicked our rear ends all over the ice. The Canes should listen to Barry Melrose.
mah44125 Jun 14, 1:19 p.m.
Here's the key to Melrose - when he speaks about hockey he uses "we" not I. Example - "we got to see Carolina beat Boston in a series where people didn't think Carolina had a chance". He speaks of hockey like we are all experiencing the great moments together and I feel he sincerely means it.
acsoccer87 Jun 10, 10:49 p.m.
C'mon... When you think of Hockey television personality, the first and only person that comes to mind is Barry Melrose. The second thing, of course, is a mullet.
kennywalters Jun 10, 4:35 p.m.
Melrose is the best hockey personality on American sports tv. I enjoy his breakdowns of games and plays. He's the primary hockey talking head for ESPN which means he is in high demand for radio spots, esp. on ESPN Radio affiliates. He gave his opinion. That's what he is paid to do.
As for his "failure" in Tampa, I'm not sure how much of that is Melrose and how much is the pathetic ownership of that franchise. Though, if they keep waiving talented players, I hope we keep scooping them up.
GunnyGoesArrrgh Jun 10, 4:10 p.m.
I don't know,I kind of enjoyed listening to him on ESPN. He was very complimentary of the Canes during the playoffs and he was one of the few that gave them a chance to beat the Devils and Boston and I appreciated that.
suemaggiesue Jun 9, 6:48 p.m.
What makes Barry Melrose think that he has the hockey smarts to say what the Canes need. He sure did not cut it as a head coach - he needs to go back to what he does best - sit on the seat of his pants and be a couch potato.
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