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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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