On Barry being a better dresser than him, Charles Barkley says, "I like Barry, but he's wearing double-breasted suits. That is so last millennium."
On Barry, NHL star Mark Messier says, "Well, I think Barry has become pretty synonymous with hockey throughout the United States, being an analyst for ESPN for a long time. There's certainly a lot of people who know who Barry Melrose is."
On former Los Angeles player Marc Potvin, Barry says, "Marc Potvin was one of my best friends in the world. I loved his heart, his courage, his loyalty and I loved his sense of humor."
On NHL star Brett Hull, Barry says, "I still think that nobody gets into position quicker than Brett Hull, not a guy that's played. That's very hard to defend against. You don't have time to get in the lane to block the shot. His release and his shot were just phenomenal."
On the new NHL rules, Barry says, "We just have to show the great players skating in the open ice. The NHL has done a good job with the rule changes. There is a lot of excitement."
Barry says, "I enjoy the kids and the atmosphere in the buildings... It's a pure form of hockey, and kids are playing it for the right reasons."
Barry says, "ESPN is committed to covering the NHL... and I'm thrilled to be part of it and to remain with ESPN, the greatest sports company in the world."
Barry fell out of favor with Los Angeles Kings star Wayne Gretzky, and he was eventually fired at Gretzky's request.
Barry began his hockey career as a defenseman in the WCHL with the Kamloops Chiefs in 1974.
Barry currently works as an analyst for ESPN.
Barry currently resides in Queensbury, New York.
Barry is a part owner of the Adirondack Frostbite (formerly the Adirondack Icehawks) of the UHL.
Barry was drafted in the second round, #36 overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1976 NHL Entry Draft.
Barry is famous for his "mullet" hairstyle. Surprisingly, many women actually find it attractive.
Barry took the Los Angeles Kings to the playoffs in his first season as head coach, in the 1992-93 season.