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Gerard Gallant must find his way back to Florida after being fired as Panthers coach

Gerard Gallant must find his way back to Florida after being fired as Panthers coach

Lessons we learned from the past week of play in the NHL:

Fired by the Panthers? You get your own cab

Gerard Gallant is now the former coach of the Florida Panthers, dismissed in the latest move by owners Vincent Viola and Doug Cifu to change things that didn’t need to be changed.

Gallant, fired Sunday after a loss at Carolina, had to summon a taxi to transport himself and his belongings back to Florida because the team apparently lacked enough class to provide a car or some help with his gear. That loss dropped the Panthers’ record to 11-10-1 and left them a few points out of a playoff spot.

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