TAMPA, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Lightning fired associate coach
Craig Ramsay on Thursday.
The 56-year-old joined the coaching staff midway through the
2000-01 season and helped the Lightning to a Stanley Cup victory in
``We thank Craig for his seven years of service to this
franchise and for his hard work and dedication in helping us become
Stanley Cup champions," executive vice-president and GM Jay
Feaster said in a statement.
Ramsay played 14 seasons with Buffalo and spent another eight
seasons in coaching and management within the Sabres organization.
That was followed by various coaching stints with the Florida
Panthers, Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers.
The Lightning finished seventh in the Eastern Conference
standings this season with 93 points. Tampa Bay lost to the New
Jersey Devils in the first round of the playoffs.
Feaster said head coach John Tortorella has begun the process of
identifying and interviewing coaching candidates to serve as his
top assistant. (CP) (from Broadcast News Ltd.)