Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy Boucher watches from the bench during a March 2011 game against the Boston Bruins.
Tampa, Florida -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have released Guy
Boucher from his head coaching commitment, effective immediately, according to vice
president and general manager Steve Yzerman.
also announced that Martin Raymond and Dan Lacroix will share coaching
responsibilities for the game tonight against the Winnipeg Jets.
has poured his heart and soul into the Lightning organization for these past
three years and we appreciate all the work he has done," said Yzerman upon
making the announcement. "But 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."