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Syracuse Crunch NHL affiliate Tampa Bay Lightning fires coach Guy Boucher




TAMPA



, Fla.- The Tampa


Bay


Lightning


have fired coach Guy Boucher.



The team announced the move on Sunday.



Assistant coaches Martin Raymond and Dan Lacroix will share coaching responsibilities for Sunday night's game at Winnipeg.




Lightning



general manager Steve Yzerman said in a statement that "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."



However, he said "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 franchise."




Tampa



Bay


is next to last in the Eastern Conference with a 13-17-1 record.

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