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Guy Boucher Officially Named Lightning Coach

from John Kreiser of NHL.com,

Guy Boucher’s superb rookie season in as an AHL bench boss earned him an NHL job on Thursday when the Tampa Bay Lightning named the 38-year-old as their new coach during a introductory press conference at St. Pete Times Forum.

Boucher becomes the youngest coach in the NHL—and the second new coach named this week. Columbus hired Scott Arniel on Tuesday, one day after Boucher turned down the job. Atlanta and New Jersey are still without coaches.

Getting the Lightning job caps a meteoric rise for Boucher.

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SYF's avatar

Interesting.  Boucher’s Dogs were defeated by another rookie AHL coach, Glen Gulutzan, whose Texas Stars are playing for the Calder Cup.  Just saying…

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 06/10/10 at 05:41 PM ET

Primis's avatar

Yzerman must have seen something he likes…

Posted by Primis on 06/10/10 at 11:58 PM ET

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