Seven NHL coaches who started the season have gotten the axe as a result of poor performances. This has seen minor-league coaches get promotions to the big show and brought back some of those who have been away from the game for a while.
Now that the league is approaching the All-Star break, it is time to see how these replacements have fared in their tenures as head coaches.
Have their new teams performed better, or do their statistics remain the same? Are there squads who have gotten worse?
Before we begin, here's a quick reminder of who was fired from which team. Each former coach's replacement is listed in parentheses.
Anaheim Ducks: Randy Carlyle (Bruce Boudreau)
Carolina Hurricanes: Paul Maurice (Kirk Muller)
Columbus Blue Jackets: Scott Arniel (Todd Richards)
Los Angeles Kings: Terry Murray (Darryl Sutter)
Montreal Canadiens: Jacques Martin (Randy Cunneyworth)
St. Louis Blues: Davis Payne (Ken Hitchcock)
Washington Capitals: Bruce Boudreau (Dale Hunter)