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by Paul on 03/24/13 at 11:11 AM ET
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,
With 17 games to go and his team five points out of an Eastern Conference playoff berth, Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman had seen enough. He made the decision early this morning to fire coach Guy Boucher with the hope the move would motivate his Lightning into a miraculous stretch run.
Here’s hoping he took a good long look in the mirror before he pushed him overboard, because it was Yzerman’s own failings that led Boucher out onto the plank.
There isn’t a coach in the world who looks good when his goaltending stinks. And considering the pair he was provided by Yzerman, it’s amazing Boucher was able to keep things as close as he did.
It was Yzerman who gambled last summer that Anders Lindback, an inexperienced back-up with Nashville who had all of 38 NHL games to his credit, was ready to step into a No. 1 job with the Bolts.
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