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USA TODAY Lightning coach Guy Boucher charismatic, innovative, humble

Two articles in USA TODAY about the Lightning in as many days. It's been nice having so many positives this offseason, and feeling like everyone is on the same page going into the season for the first time in a while.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/hocke...-boucher_N.htm

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"Our system is not like that," Lecavalier said. "I love that. When you talk about what the center and the two wings are doing, there are usually so many gray areas. You are always hesitating. 'Am I going, or am I not going?' Now it's black or white. If you are the closest, you are going. If you are not, then you are not. That's what is going to make us first on the puck."
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" The intensity has been taken to a new height and Guy and his staff want us to keep it there," goalie Dan Ellis said.
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"There is meaning behind everything he does," Lecavalier said. "There is not one drill we do just to do a drill ... the way he communicates with players, how positive he is the bench. When a player makes a mistake, he is not there screaming at him. He turns it around to be positive. Guys like that and respond to it."

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http://video.lightning.nhl.com/video...d=791&id=76829

Hits on a lot of the same points.

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Guy Boucher is also, a good listener.


a bit pissy.


handshakeful


exuberant.


and possibly Keanu Reeves

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In that first pic he looks a lot like Joey from Friends

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Guy Boucher is also, a good listener.


a bit pissy.


handshakeful


exuberant.


and possibly Keanu Reeves
and dare I say... he has nice hair.

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In that first pic he looks a lot like Joey from Friends
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i remember Guy coaching Midget AAA here in montreal. He is a coach that thinks outside the box.

he is a big teacher of the 1-3-1 system......and forwards are F1, F2, F3 etc....doesnt matter what their position is.

Tampa (Yzerman) looks like they are getting the organizational structure set up nicely...what a difference compared to Lawton and those other owners

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Tampa (Yzerman) looks like they are getting the organizational structure set up nicely...what a difference compared to Lawton and those other owners
If Tampa does indeed have success this season, expect the aforementioned Brian Lawton to take the credit. He was on the TSN "Off The Record" show this summer and that's what he was implying. That he built the team, is deserving of credit and if they have success this year, well remember that he built the team that Yzerman inherited.

Of course, I think Brian Lawton has a deep hatred of Yzerman being that he was the #1 pick in the 1983 draft and Yzerman was number #4. He spent his whole career/life since that moment hearing (correctly!) how he was one of the worst draft picks ever because Yzerman is HHOF. I remember Lawton ranting once that he played a certain number of NHL games and how no one has a right to call him a bust.

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Lawton can eat ****, he didn't do dick all.

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Lawton does deserve a little credit for bringing in Purcell and Thompson, but the negatives outweigh the positives.

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Lawton does deserve a little credit for bringing in Purcell and Thompson, but the negatives outweigh the positives.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

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Just wondering, who was in charge when TB drafted Stamkos? Who acquired Downie?

Is that what Lawton will take credit for? What other moves did he make that are still in place?

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Just wondering, who was in charge when TB drafted Stamkos? Who acquired Downie?

Is that what Lawton will take credit for? What other moves did he make that are still in place?
Some people will never give him credit, but he was there for Downie, Stamkos, Hedman, Ashton, Tokarski, Hutchings, Panik, Janus, Thompson, the ****up of Wright, the non-****up of Wright, and I believe Harju.

Lawton and the draft group did some things right, contrary to popular belief. Sadly, the stupid ****s at the top with outweigh that.

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Some people will never give him credit, but he was there for Downie, Stamkos, Hedman, Ashton, Tokarski, Hutchings, Panik, Janus, Thompson, the ****up of Wright, the non-****up of Wright, and I believe Harju.

Lawton and the draft group did some things right, contrary to popular belief. Sadly, the stupid ****s at the top with outweigh that.
Lawton was hired after the selections of Stamkos, Tokarski, Wright and Harju.

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i remember Guy coaching Midget AAA here in montreal. He is a coach that thinks outside the box.

he is a big teacher of the 1-3-1 system......and forwards are F1, F2, F3 etc....doesnt matter what their position is.

Tampa (Yzerman) looks like they are getting the organizational structure set up nicely...what a difference compared to Lawton and those other owners
I don't really get what this means, on a substance level. The fact is that he keeps centers playing center, and handedness plays a role in which side the other forwards go on. Sounds like LW-C-RW to me.

If it's only in a sense to de-emphasize 'position', that I get. Breaks down the mental barriers that wants to keep forwards to their own 'track'. This isn't table hockey, let the other team think it is.

As for Lawton, he wasn't perfect, but he was a massive improvement on Koules and Barrie's attempt at being GM.

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