•No matter what the Florida Panthers do to make strides, they always manage to be the most unstable franchise in the NHL. Since their 1993 inception, they've had multiple ownership changes, 14 coaches and 10 general managers — well, now 11 and 12 if you include their newbie co-GMs after Gerard Gallant was fired as coach and GM Tom Rowe became interim coach last week.
Only the Panthers can win the Atlantic Division last season with 103 points and then kick "upstairs" their GM, Dale Tallon, fire their trainers and most of their scouting staff and now finally their coach when they were 11-10-1.
It's been a never-ending carousel with this franchise for two decades and the reason it hasn't won a playoff round in 20 years.
•Trying to end Dougie Hamilton trade rumors, Calgary Flames President Brian Burke and GM Brad Treliving went on the offensive by saying there's no chance they're trading the defenseman.
"He's 6-5. He weighs 237 pounds. He's a right shot. He skates like a deer. Yeah, let's move him," Burke said, sarcastically, to TSN's Leafs Lunch.
Burke then accused a team of making an "insulting" offer for Hamilton.
"We told the team, 'Next time you have an idea that stupid just save the quarter, don't go to the pay phone,'" Burke said. "That team started telling teams, 'Yeah, we made an offer on Hamilton.' Now it's a rumor, it's got legs, right?
"We haven't offered him to anyone. We don't intend to move him."