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No surprise, former Lightning associate coach Mike Sullivan joins the Rangers



Long Island's Newsday is reporting the hire will be announced today. It has been expected to happen since the end of last season. Sullivan was under contract with Tampa Bay through June 30, but had been given permission by the Lightning to talk to other teams about head coaching positions and to teams closer to his native Massachusetts (read, the Rangers) about assistant jobs.

As for the Lightning's  search for an assistant, the only name to surface is Stars associate coach and defensive specialist Rick Wilson, though GM Brian Lawton has said at least one other will be interviewed.

[Last modified: Sunday, August 16, 2009 4:39pm]


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