Found March 26, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
Tampa Lightning GM, Steve Yzerman, spoke this morning after his team's game day skate about his decision making process in selecting Jon Cooper as his team's new head coach. Yzerman says that he spoke by phone with former Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff on Monday, to inform him of his decision to hire Cooper. Out of respect, Stevie Y phoned Ruff to share with him the news that Cooper would be the...

Report: Myers’ Name Is “Out There For Trade”

While it's no secret that Robyn Regehr, Jordan Leopold and Drew Stafford are being mentioned in trade talks, a report last night hinted that the Sabres could be putting a bigger name than all three of them on the block. Continue reading "Report: Myers’ Name Is “Out There For Trade”"

Eric Engels: Habs Stumped by Miller, Pittsburgh and Boston Present Biggest Challenges

It wasn't exactly a convincing week for the Montreal Canadiens, but you can't really bemoan their efforts in the two losses they suffered to the Buffalo Sabres. The Habs couldn't buy a bounce Saturday, and Ryan Miller shut the door on virtually all the opportunities they created. There were rebounds that came off of Miller, but he was great on second chance opportunities...

Lightning defense holds off the Sabres

On a night where new head coach Jon Cooper was in the building, Tampa Bay were impressive defensively, beating the Buffalo Sabres 2-1. The Lightning forced Buffalo into several turnovers and miscues at the blue line periodically throughout the game. The scoring started when Steven Stamkos got his 23rd goal of the season on a power play in the first period. In the second, the Lightning...

Ruff In Tampa Would Be Compelling

Imagine how interesting hockey life would be in Buffalo if a team coached by Lindy Ruff came into First Niagara Center - say, three weeks from today - to battle the Sabres in a game with major playoff implications. With an opening created this morning courtesy of the Tampa Bay Lightning, that scenario may not be so far fetched. Continue reading "Ruff In Tampa Would Be Compelling"

GARTH: Staff Development

Drew Stafford spent the past two games parked in the press box. The former first round draft choice has been a frequent flier in the 'underachiever express' in Buffalo this season. If you listen to the outside chatter (and there's a lit of it these days), Stafford's days in a blue and gold sweater may be numbered. The NHL trade deadline is on April. Between now...

Sabres-Panthers Preview

If the Buffalo Sabres are to make a serious push into playoff position, they likely can't afford losing to the few teams below them in the Eastern Conference standings. The visiting Sabres try to bounce back from a frustrating defeat by handing the lowly Florida Panthers a fourth consecutive loss Thursday night. Buffalo (13-16-4) was riding a three-game winning streak when...

Could Lindy Ruff revive the Tampa Bay Lightning?

Nobody was surprised Guy Boucher got the short haircut today. The first question was, “Why did it take so long?”The second question was, “Is it Lindy Ruff time in Tampa?”The Tampa Bay Lightning ranked among the NHL’s most startling disappointments this season. The addition of goaltender Anders Lindback did not cure the team’s goals-against problemThe Lightning’ highly...

Michael Stuart: Stamkos, St. Louis Lead Lightning Past Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres were dealt a harsh dose of reality on Tuesday night as they fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning and had their already wavering playoff hopes dashed to near extinction. The Lightning looked hungry, played with drive, and showed new coach Jon Cooper that they are ready for business. Ultimately it all paid off as the Lightning officially began the Cooper era with a...

Video- Yzerman Discusses The Boucher Firing

Ligntning GM Steve Yzerman met the media in Winnipeg to talk about the firing of Guy Boucher and the plan moving forward.  

Boucher's dismissal shows Tampa's urgency

TAMPA, Fla. Time is valuable in the NHL, and Guy Bouchers Tampa Bay Lightning career ended Sunday because it was hard to justify giving him more after failing to meet a standard of his making. His fall was swift, but his firing by vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman revealed the urgency of a lockout-shortened season. Since its start, this has been a 48-game pressure...

Jon Cooper Named Head Coach Of The Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning named Jon Cooper the eighth head coach in franchise history today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Cooper joins the Lightning after having spent the previous three seasons behind the bench of Tampa Bay’s top minor league affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals from 2010-12 and this season with the Syracuse Crunch, compiling...

Lightning hire Jon Cooper as head coach

The Tampa Bay Lightnings search for a new coach didnt last long. The Lightning announced Monday night that Jon Cooper, coach of the Syracuse Crunch, Tampa Bays American Hockey League affiliate, will become the franchises eighth head coach. He replaces Guy Boucher, who was fired by vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman after Tampa Bays 5-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators...
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