Yzerman Facing His First True Test As a GM.

The free-fall of the Tampa Bay Lightning this season led to Guy Boucher becoming the second NHL coach this season to lose his job, replaced by Jon Cooper, who coached their AHL affiliate in Syracuse. I wasn’t surprised Boucher got the axe, though I was by the...

NHL Blog Beat – Monday, March 25, 2013.

The NHL weekend in review, analysis of the Brenden Morrow trade and the Guy Boucher firing, trade deadline commentaries, Absurd Goalie Monday, and much more. BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne reviews what was a very busy weekend in the NHL. RAW CHARGE:  John Fontana and...

Lightning Fire Head Coach Guy Boucher.

The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced the dismissal of Guy Boucher as their head coach. His successor has yet to be named. Assistant coaches Martin Redmond and Dan Lacroix will coach the team for Sunday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets.  SPECTOR’S NOTE:...

Flyers Acquire Brian Boucher.

Various sources report the Philadelphia Flyers have acquired Brian Boucher from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for minor league center Luke Pither. SPECTOR’S NOTE: So, the very first trade under the new CBA is made by the Flyers, for a goalie, but not the...