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Methot Quietly Thriving in Boucher’s System

Playing alongside a superstar, a face-of-the-franchise type of talent is a daunting task and one that would make it easy to blend into the scenery. But don’t tell that to Marc Methot, who has had a solid season without all the fanfare. In his fifth year with the Senators as Erik Karlsson’s partner on the blue line, Methot is well-versed in the art of playing with an incredible...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 days ago

Senators try to keep Lightning down in visit to Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. -- After nearly four years since being fired by the Tampa Bay Lightning, Guy Boucher returns to face his old team Thursday. Boucher enjoyed his first NHL head coaching job with Tampa Bay when he was hired by Steve Yzerman at the start of the 2010-11 season, promptly leading the Lightning to within a victory of reaching the Stanley Cup Final, falling in seven games to...
Via FOX Sports
19 days ago

Guy Boucher hates shootouts, doesn’t watch them

Guy Boucher isn’t the fan of shootouts.The Ottawa Senators head coach spoke with James Mirtle of the Athletic, revealing that despite his club pulling off a 3-2 shootout win recently over the Toronto Maple Leafs, he “hates” the shootout for it’s reliance on individual performance.“I never watch shootouts,” Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher said, after his team beat the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Sens selling structure, but is anyone buying it?

It’s the 2016 hockey offseason. Consider the circumstances: the newly appointed GM’s organization has won one playoff series in the last nine years and having missed the playoffs for the third time in its last four seasons. His organization’s internal budget precludes him from papering over mistakes or outbidding other organizations for free agents who represent upgrades over...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Marc Crawford back in the NHL as an assistant with Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Marc Crawford just wanted to be back in the NHL. A former NHL coach of the year who spent the last four seasons coaching in Switzerland, Crawford was one of a number of candidates interviewed for the opening with the Ottawa Senators that eventually went to Guy Boucher. Within hours of being hired, Boucher approached Crawford and offered him the opportunity...
Via Associated Press
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Sens GM Dorion says Boucher was first choice to fill vacancy

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Pierre Dorion said he knew he had found the next Ottawa Senators head coach after his first meeting with Guy Boucher. The new Senators GM said Boucher was the first candidate he interviewed for the position and was his front-runner from the start, countering reports that the Senators were snubbed by new Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau. ''I want to make it clear...
Via Associated Press
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators hire Guy Boucher as head coach

After missing out on Bruce Boudreau, Ottawa has found their new head coach. The team announced on Sunday they’ve hired former Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher. News Release: Guy Boucher named Ottawa Senators head coach: https://t.co/UBwwAxmaRR #Sens — Ottawa Senators (@Senators) May 8, 2016 Owner Eugene Melnyk said Boucher was the top candidate for the job. “Over the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Boucher hired as the new head coach of the Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Guy Boucher has been hired as the new head coach of the Ottawa Senators on Sunday. The 44-year-old Boucher becomes the 12th head coach in Senators franchise history, replacing Dave Cameron who was fired on April 12. Boucher has spent parts of the past three seasons as the head coach of SC Bern of the National League A in Switzerland, posting a 44-29-5 record...
Via Associated Press
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Guy Boucher released from Swiss contract, NHL return in the cards?

Former Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher may be one step closer to returning to the NHL. Boucher was released outright by the Swiss club SC Bern following the club falling out of playoff contention. SC Bern had only posted eight wins in 22 games this season and Boucher announced a week ago he wasn’t going to return following the completion of this season. SC Bern just...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Guy Boucher on the Toronto Maple Leafs coaching radar

Toronto is about as hectic of a hockey market as there is. Coaches and players are constantly under scrutiny from the public eye, with every move and action being dramatically magnified by the microscope of the fans and media. When coaches agree to come to Toronto, that pressure is something that has to be considered. If you don’t like being scrutinized, it isn’t the job for...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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