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Lightning hire Melrose as new head coach

Updated: June 23, 2008, 8:53 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ESPN analyst Barry Melrose will be introduced as the Tampa Bay Lightning's new head coach at a news conference Tuesday.

Melrose has been an ESPN analyst full time since 1996. He had previously worked as a studio analyst for ESPN's Emmy Award-winning 1994 Stanley Cup playoff coverage and for ESPN and ESPN2 during the 1995 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Melrose was the head coach of the Los Angeles Kings from 1992 to '95. In his debut season, his team advanced to the Stanley Cup finals ...

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