Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - The Tampa Bay Lightning have fired head coach Guy
Team vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman made the announcement
early Sunday morning.
"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," Yzerman said in
a statement. "But ultimately I am not satisfied with the direction we are
heading and I believe making a change today is in the best interest of our
Assistants Martin Raymond and Dan Lacroix ran the team Sunday night in a 3-2
loss on the road to the Winnipeg Jets.
The Lightning are 13-18-1 this season and are currently six points out of a
Tampa Bay experienced instant success in Boucher's first year behind the
bench, going 46-25-11 in 2010-11 and reaching the Eastern Conference Finals
before losing to the Boston Bruins by a 1-0 score in Game 7.
The Lightning regressed last season and missed the playoffs after compiling a
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