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Melrose re-enters NHL as new coach of Lightning

Updated: June 25, 2008, 12:29 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

TAMPA, Fla. -- When the Tampa Bay Lightning called, Barry Melrose was eager to listen.

Out of coaching for 13 years, he missed the passion and competition of the NHL. Countless hours of watching games as ESPN's hockey analyst intensified his desire to return to the bench, and it didn't hurt that he'd be able to work with talent such as veteran Vincent Lecavalier and the team's newest No. 1 pick, Steve Stamkos.

"They approached me. I couldn't wait to say yes," Melrose said Tuesday after ...

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