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Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby DaDitka » Wed May 23, 2012 1:08 pm

T. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Wednesday that Blues Assistant Coach Scott Mellanby will depart from the organization to explore other career opportunities.
“We thank Scott for his hard work and dedication in our organization over the past two seasons,” said Armstrong. “He is a true professional and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”

"I would like to thank the Blues organization for giving me the opportunity to coach in the National Hockey League," said Mellanby. "After two years of coaching I realize my passion is in the hockey operations department, which I would like to pursue. I have enjoyed my time here as a player and as a coach and wish nothing but the best for the Blues and their fans."

Mellanby, 45, has served as a Blues Assistant Coach for the past two seasons during which the team posted a combined 87-55-22 (196 pts) regular season record including the second best record in club history and a trip to the Conference Semifinals in 2011-12.

A former 21-year NHL veteran, Mellanby spent four seasons in St. Louis appearing in 235 games with the Blues.
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby fargoblues » Wed May 23, 2012 1:27 pm

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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby gaijin » Wed May 23, 2012 1:38 pm

Best of luck, rat man.
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby ViPeRx007 » Wed May 23, 2012 1:42 pm

The Blues should hire Tarasenko's dad as the new assistant coach. That'll get him over. Sorry, wrong thread.

I've always liked Mel. Hopefully he enjoys whatever it is he's going to do next.
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby drwoland » Wed May 23, 2012 2:18 pm

Bummer dude. Best of luck.
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby Portland Blues » Wed May 23, 2012 2:37 pm

Darkest day in Blues history!

Seriously though, wonder what the real story is?
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby DaDitka » Wed May 23, 2012 2:59 pm

Portland Blues wrote:Seriously though, wonder what the real story is?


That was my first thought when I saw the headline, but he says he wants to leave coaching and move into operations. Our front office is already pretty full, Hull is on his way, and Walt is lobbying for a gig as sell. So if he wanted off the bench, there probably wasn't an opportunity here for him.
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby gaijin » Wed May 23, 2012 3:21 pm

DaDitka wrote:
Portland Blues wrote:Seriously though, wonder what the real story is?


That was my first thought when I saw the headline, but he says he wants to leave coaching and move into operations. Our front office is already pretty full, Hull is on his way, and Walt is lobbying for a gig as sell. So if he wanted off the bench, there probably wasn't an opportunity here for him.


Are you kidding? Hull, Mellanby, Tkachuk, and MacInnis? We just need another D and a goalie!
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby glen a richter » Wed May 23, 2012 3:26 pm

If he ever decides he wants to get back into coaching, Mellanby will be more than welcome anywhere in the future. TBH, I think if florida finds themselves in a position to need to overhaul their coaching staff in the next couple years they would be wise to consider bringing in a Head Coach/Assistant Coach combo of Dave Lowry and Scotty Mellanby. The nostaligia for 1996 alone will fill that house for a few years, and I think Lowry would make a great NHL coach.
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby dmiles2186 » Wed May 23, 2012 3:32 pm

Portland Blues wrote:Seriously though, wonder what the real story is?


I don't think there is any hidden meaning to this. Dude just wants to do something else. From the sounds of it, he just didn't want to be a coach any longer.
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby STLADOGG » Wed May 23, 2012 4:06 pm

Damn.
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby xbleed83bluex » Wed May 23, 2012 6:59 pm

It's alright, the Blues have like 8 assistant coaches to spare.
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby cprice12 » Wed May 23, 2012 7:44 pm

Jeff Brown is one of the guys rumored to be amongst those the Blues could hire to replace Mellanby.

I have no idea if Jeff Brown is the best guy for the job, but I was a big fan of his when he was here in the early 90's. It would be cool to have him as an assistant coach.
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby philco_3 » Wed May 23, 2012 8:46 pm

gaijin wrote:
DaDitka wrote:
Portland Blues wrote:Seriously though, wonder what the real story is?


That was my first thought when I saw the headline, but he says he wants to leave coaching and move into operations. Our front office is already pretty full, Hull is on his way, and Walt is lobbying for a gig as sell. So if he wanted off the bench, there probably wasn't an opportunity here for him.


Are you kidding? Hull, Mellanby, Tkachuk, and MacInnis? We just need another D and a goalie!


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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby ProngerBlues44 » Fri May 25, 2012 11:23 am

cprice12 wrote:Jeff Brown is one of the guys rumored to be amongst those the Blues could hire to replace Mellanby.

I have no idea if Jeff Brown is the best guy for the job, but I was a big fan of his when he was here in the early 90's. It would be cool to have him as an assistant coach.


Brown coached the River Otters for a few seasons and has been the coach for the St. Louis Bandits. He is pretty well liked by his players and seems to have a pretty strong grasp of the game. Bandits are two-time Champions under him. He may be ready for the big step.

Not to mention his experience as a puck-moving defenseman may not be a bad thing for our three movers and shakers on the blue line.
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby STLADOGG » Fri May 25, 2012 12:43 pm

How will the Mellanby era be remebered?
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby gaijin » Fri May 25, 2012 1:18 pm

STLADOGG wrote:How will the Mellanby era be remebered?


Fondly. :letsgoblues:
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby WaukeeBlues » Fri May 25, 2012 9:08 pm

gaijin wrote:
DaDitka wrote:
Portland Blues wrote:Seriously though, wonder what the real story is?


That was my first thought when I saw the headline, but he says he wants to leave coaching and move into operations. Our front office is already pretty full, Hull is on his way, and Walt is lobbying for a gig as sell. So if he wanted off the bench, there probably wasn't an opportunity here for him.


Are you kidding? Hull, Mellanby, Tkachuk, and MacInnis? We just need another D and a goalie!


:lol:

Wind the clocks back 10 years and that's a hell of a lineup!

edit: Ehh, maybe 15 :P
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby ViPeRx007 » Fri May 25, 2012 10:28 pm

STLADOGG wrote:How will the Mellanby area be remebered?


Fixed.
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Re: Mellanby to Depart Blues Organization

Postby Portland Blues » Sat May 26, 2012 12:29 am

ViPeRx007 wrote:
STLADOGG wrote:How will the Mellanby area be remebered?


Fixed.


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