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GUY BOUCHER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jon Cooper a long-term bet for Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. Steve Yzermans bet on Jon Cooper is a safe one, certainly, but time will reveal whether its smart. If anything should be learned after the Tampa Bay Lightnings departure from the Guy Boucher era, its that caution can never be in short supply. After all, Boucher commanded optimism two years ago after leading the Lightning to 103 points and within one victory against...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Fire Coach Guy Boucher

Yesterday the Tampa Bay Lightning fired coach Guy Boucher.  Today they announced that their new coach will be Jon Cooper.  One thing we learned is Steve Yzerman likes to hire "up and coming" coaches who have no NHL experience.  When Boucher was hired he had been a successful QMJHL coach.  He spent a year coaching in the AHL and won the AHL Coach of the Year award....
Via Kukla's Korner
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

How Guy Boucher got his scar

  Guy Boucher is a simple man.  One of his most distinguishing features, aside from the 1-3-1 play, is his facial scar.  He’s never really been comfortable with discussing anything related to it.  In honor of his departure from the Tampa Bay Lightning, we here at Barry Melrose Rocks would like to offer our own theories behind that famous scar. ·        ...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
March 24, 2013  |  1 Comment

Lightning Fire Head Coach Guy Boucher As Tampa Bay Sits Next to Last in Eastern Conference Standings

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning fired coach Guy Boucher on Sunday. Assistants Martin Raymond and Dan Lacroix will share coaching responsibilities for Sunday night’s game at Winnipeg. “Guy has poured his heart and soul into the Lightning organization for these past three years and we appreciate all the work he has done,” general manager Steve Yzerman said in a statement...
Via NESN.com
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Guy Boucher fired as coach of Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. Guy Bouchers time with the Tampa Bay Lightning is over.Steve Yzerman, the Lightnings vice president and general manager, announced Sunday morning that the coach has been fired 31 games into his third season. Yzerman has appointed assistant coaches Martin Raymond and Dan Lacroix as coaches forSunday's game at the Winnipeg Jets.Under Boucher this winter, the Lightning...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Questionable calls in New Jersey-Tampa Bay game results in Guy Boucher’s hilarious actions

There were some questionable calls against the Tampa Bay Lightning last night during their game against the New Jersey Devils, and their Head Coach Guy Boucher was not happy. His reaction behind the bench is hysterical, but eventually referee Don Van Massenhoven had enough and gave the Lightning coach an unsportsmanlike conduct.  This gave the Devils an extended 5-on-3 powerplay...
Via Diehardsport
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Lightning coach Guy Boucher does ‘derp face’ at officials, draws a penalty (video)

I have been watching hockey for essentially my entire life — I’m from Minne-SOH-Tah, duh — and I cannot recall a time when an NHL head coach has drawn a penalty for making stupid faces at the officials. Savagely berating them? Sure. Throwing crap out on the ice? Most definitely. But for making a “derp face”? Nope. Well, I can cross that off my list of “Things I Have Never...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Boucher providing bonding course

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher has put together a crash course on team bonding. After holding their first post-lockout workout Sunday on home ice in Tampa, the Lightning will travel about 2 1-2 hours south for four days of practice and team activities starting Monday in Estero, Fla. ''I'm not going to kid myself. It takes three weeks to a month to really put...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Guy Boucher takes hockey shot for first pitch (Video)

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher was invited to throw out the first pitch before the Rays-Blue Jays game on Friday, and he delivered quite the unique performance. The hockey coach shot the ball to the catcher using a stick. Wearing jersey No. 7, Boucher delivered a perfect strike to catcher Stephen Vogt, who also had a hockey stick and goalie-style mask. Vogt even guarded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Lightning coach Guy Boucher delivers first pitch at Rays game with hockey stick (Video)

The Tampa Bay Rays honored the 20th anniversary of the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning before Friday night's game by having head coach Guy Boucher deliver the ceremonial first pitch. Instead of throwing it, Boucher placed the ball on the rubber of the pitcher's mound and used a hockey stick to flick a wrist shot of the baseball towards home plate. Amazingly, the shot by...
Via Holdout Sports
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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