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. LOUIS -- Matt Holliday found that elusive comfort zone. Robert Griffin III JerseyThree are down. James Starks Jersey ...and how many more to go? Were just over the quarter mark of the NHL season and three head coaches have already been axed. In St. Louis, the Blues sluggish 6-7 start was enough to ship Davis Payne out to bring in Ken Hitchcock. The 40-year-old Payne was the second-youngest coach in the NHL but got only one full season with St. Louis after being hired in January 2010. Then that number tripled on Monday. First came news that the Capitals had cut ties with Bruce Boudreau, who just became the fastest head coach to reach 200 wins in modern NHL history. A blazing 7-0 start to the year faded into a struggle and the team had lost six of their last eight games. The Capitals are now a point back of the last playoff spot in the East and Dale Hunter will try to turn the fortunes around in Washington. As that news was being digested, the Hurricanes then announced that Paul Maurice had been relieved of his head coaching duties in Carolina for the second time in his career.  The Hurricanes - who had just eight wins in 25 games to start their campaign and are 14th in the Eastern Conference - hope that Kirk Muller can right the ship in his first chance behind the bench in the NHL. With so much time left in the regular season, it could just be a matter of time before another team decides they need to shake things up. So here was Daves question to you - "Who should be the next NHL coach fired?" Here are some of the best responses: "It should be Jacques Martin, for continuing to play Scott Gomez when he was healthy. Hes not Ovechkin - you wont get fired if you bench him, but you will if you dont." - Corey "Jacques Martin should be the next coach fired and then Kirk Muller can replace...oops! Too late." - Brian "Joe Sacco in Colorado should be the next to go, so Patrick Roy can be hired." - Hoang "How is it that the Columbus Blue Jackets have been the leagues worst team from the start and three coaches have been fired ahead of Scott Arniel?" - Harry "Never mind this talk of trades involving Iginla and Ryan, why doesnt Calgary trade Brent Sutter to Anaheim for Randy Carlyle?" - Mike "Ill bet no one has said Ron Wilson and thats no longer a surprise." - Scott Daves reply to all: Before my answer, I want to talk more about the question. Is it wrong to apply a death watch to the coach of every losing team? At the very least, it used to be insensitive, but now its so matter of fact that coaches on the hot seat are there to be fired that I cant remember the last fired coach who could be described as "utterly devastated." Or maybe I should have checked first with Marc Crawford, but their contracts are honoured, many will say their first reaction was one of relief, and most say they understood what had to be done, and theyre immediately in line to replace the next fired coach or the next TV panelist who does that. Youve heard the obvious answers to our question, so Ill just say this: there was no way of knowing, when Bruce Boudreaus Washington Capitals were the NHLs last team to lose a game in October, that he would be fired in November. So in the new year, theres liable to be a hot seat that isnt even warm yet. Michael Boley Jersey . Wie made her much-anticipated debut as a full-fledged LPGA Tour member, birdieing her final three holes for a 6-under 66 on Thursday in the first round of the season-opening SBS Open. Brandon Carr Nike Jersey . -- Jacksonville Jaguars first-round draft pick receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested on an aggravated DUI charge Sunday after authorities in Oklahoma said he had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system. Antrel Rolle Jersey . -- Scott Piercy is discovering that not everything you dislike is bad for you. Kevin Ogletree Jersey . LOUIS -- John Axfords 48th consecutive save was a strange one. Jeff Saturday Jersey . -- Pass rushers Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller are carefully counting calories in their hunger to chase down quarterbacks.PHILADELPHIA -- The New York Mets took advantage of every mistake the reeling Philadelphia Phillies made and finished off a surprising sweep. Ike Davis hit a three-run homer, Andres Torres also connected and the Mets beat the Phillies 10-6 Wednesday night to complete their first three-game sweep in Philadelphia in six years. The Mets rallied to win all three against slumping Philadelphia. They trailed after five innings against Roy Halladay on Monday, after six against Joe Blanton on Tuesday and after six against Cliff Lee in the series finale. "Its nice to come from behind and steal a few and we stole three in this series," David Wright said. The five-time defending NL East champions are a season-worst four games under .500 at 14-18. The Mets (18-13) are five games above .500 for the first time since July 19, 2010. The loss prompted manager Charlie Manuel to address his team after the game. Clearly, he wasnt happy. "When I watched the game tonight, the upset part got me," Manuel said. "Usually, I stay pretty cool. But tonight, I felt I needed to talk to the guys." Making his first start since straining his left oblique in the 10th inning of a gem against San Francisco on April 18, Lee allowed two runs and five hits, striking out six. Lee left with a 4-2 lead, but Kyle Kendrick (0-3) quickly gave that up. "We got them at the right time," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "We played hard and capitalized on their mistakes." An RBI double by Justin Turner cut it to 4-3 in the seventh. Kendrick forced in a run by hitting pinch-hitter Lucas Duda with a pitch with the bases loaded. An RBI groundout by Torres made it 5-4. Kendrick, booed loudly in the seventh, stayed in to start the eighth. He gave up a double to Wright and a broken-bat RBI double to Scott Hairston before exiting. Fans mockingly cheered when Manuel came out to take the ball from Kendrick. He heard more boos on his way to the dugout. One batter after right fielder Hunter Pence dropped a routine fly ball for an error, Davis hit a towering drive off Jose Contreras that bounced off the facing of the second deck. Tim Byrdak (2-0) retired the only batter he faced to earn the win. "Were playingg pretty good baseball right now and getting good results," Turner said.Greg Jennings Womens Jersey. . Lee threw 10 scoreless innings in a 1-0 loss to the Giants in 11 innings, but landed on the DL a few days later. "I think there needs to be more urgency than theres been," Lee said. Mets starter Dillon Gee gave up four runs and 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings. The bottom of the order manufactured all of Philadelphias runs, doing most of the damage with two outs. Brian Schneider hit a two-out single in the sixth. Freddy Galvis followed with a high drive off the wall in left-centre that scored Schneider to give the Phillies a 3-2 lead. Pinch-hitter Laynce Nix followed with an RBI single to centre to make it 4-2. Galvis had an RBI groundout in the fourth that gave the Phillies a 2-1 lead. Lee helped himself at the plate, driving in a run with an infield single to make it 1-0 in the second. Daniel Murphys RBI double with two outs in the third tied it at 1. Wrights bloop single to centre drove in Torres to tie it at 2 in the sixth. Torres led off with a liner to centre that Shane Victorino played into a triple. Victorino tried to make a sliding catch and the ball skipped past him. NOTES: The Mets last swept the Phillies in a three-game series in Philadelphia on June 13-15, 2006. ... The Phillies sent RHP Michael Schwimer to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make room for Lee. ... Nix (calf), Ty Wigginton (side) and Carlos Ruiz (hand) were unavailable to start for Philadelphia. ... RHP Jenrry Mejia, once considered the Mets top prospect, made his first appearance since having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last May. He gave up two runs in five innings for Class A St. Lucie. ... Mets SS Ronny Cedeno may not be activated from the disabled list on Friday, as originally expected. Manager Terry Collins indicated Cedeno might need a rehab assignment. Hes been sidelined with strained chest. ... A crowd of 43,840 was the 233rd straight sellout at Citizens Bank Park, including post-season play. ... Vance Worley (2-2, 2.84) pitches for the Phillies against San Diego when they open a three-game series on Friday. ... Johan Santana (1-2, 2.61) starts for the Mets in the opener of a three-game set vs. Miami on Friday. ' ' '