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Steve Yzerman gives Guy Boucher vote of confidence

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11:21 AM ET 03.03 | Shake things up. Fire the coach. Trade the captain. Make a move. For the love of pucks, do something, anything. That's been the cry of many over the past two-plus weeks as the Lightning have gone from the height of a 6-1 start to the depths of a 3-9-1 stretch entering Saturdays' game at Boston. That includes, as some have suggested in the Twitterverse and elsewhere, with head coach Guy Boucher, who has one year remaining on his contract. Not sure that's the case right now. "I think our coaches are doing a good job they are working hard they are looking for solutions,'' GM Steve Yzerman said. "There are a lot of areas I'm looking for players to get better, I'm looking for them to play hard, and as I've said (Thursday) was a disappointing game but this team has played hard, they have competed hard and the strong majority of nights again last night was a game that I was not happy with but the rest of the games every other game we played hard. So our coaches are doing a good job they are smart guys, they work hard, they are committed, they are doing everything that they can and they're looking at ways to get better and are doing all we can ask.''

Tampa Tribune

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March 3, 2013  11:53 AM ET

Kiss of Death.

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March 3, 2013  01:01 PM ET

What's wrong with his FACE?!?!?! ( I know what's wrong with his face... but... HOLY CRAP IT'S SO HARD TO LOOK AT!)

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March 3, 2013  04:18 PM ET

This team isn't good enough defensively to get away with making mistakes.

March 3, 2013  05:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

What's wrong with his FACE?!?!?! ( I know what's wrong with his face... but... HOLY CRAP IT'S SO HARD TO LOOK AT!)

Scarface with a glass eye. For sure somebody did a good carving job on it.

March 3, 2013  05:35 PM ET
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Scarface with a glass eye. For sure somebody did a good carving job on it......

.... looks like James Bond's Golden Eye character.

March 3, 2013  06:16 PM ET
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What's wrong with his FACE?!?!?! ( I know what's wrong with his face... but... HOLY CRAP IT'S SO HARD TO LOOK AT!)

It is a bit odd isn't it?

March 3, 2013  07:37 PM ET
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Yzerman better start doing some GM'ing before he's the one in the crosshairs.

This team may just be in a need of a shakeup. It's time to trade Vinny.

March 3, 2013  08:44 PM ET
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This team may just be in a need of a shakeup. It's time to trade Vinny.

Yo, Vinny's on the union payroll . He don't gotta do nuttin'.

March 3, 2013  09:27 PM ET
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Yo, Vinny's on the union payroll . He don't gotta do nuttin'.

And boy is he doing it well!

March 3, 2013  09:55 PM ET
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And boy is he doing it well!

Hope you're watching Habs/Bruins game, a good one.

March 3, 2013  11:16 PM ET

"""Shake things up. Fire the coach. Trade the captain. Make a move. For the love of pucks, do something, anything.""
Time for action is now......no other options left.

March 3, 2013  11:27 PM ET
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Hope you're watching Habs/Bruins game, a good one.

Too cheap for anything except basic cable but followed it on si.com. Got worried until the third!

March 3, 2013  11:28 PM ET
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"""Shake things up. Fire the coach. Trade the captain. Make a move. For the love of pucks, do something, anything.""Time for action is now......no other options left.

Move team 20 degrees north might help. Hard to play when it's 80+ outside.

March 3, 2013  11:43 PM ET
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Move team 20 degrees north might help. Hard to play when it's 80+ outside.

man you said it. 80s all week

March 3, 2013  11:52 PM ET
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man you said it. 80s all week

Hmmph. Baissez mon derriere.

March 4, 2013  08:38 AM ET
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Move team 20 degrees north might help. Hard to play when it's 80+ outside.

My vote is for the Lightning to move about +16.1 degrees latitude and -6.2 degrees longitude.

 
March 4, 2013  02:49 PM ET
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Move team 20 degrees north might help. Hard to play when it's 80+ outside.

for sure

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