Category: ‘Coaches’

George Gwozdecky Reportedly Joining Tampa Bay Lightning as Assistant Coach
August 8th, 2013 at 8:05 PM
***VIDEO1*** After Rick Bowness was hired by GM Steve Yzerman to coach the defense for new head coach Jon Cooper, reports were that the Lightning were not finished adding to what will be very much a new-look bench in 2013-2014. With most of the vestiges of the Guy Boucher era in Tampa Bay...

Tampa Bay Lightning Hire David Alexander as AHL Goaltending and Video Coach
July 24th, 2013 at 10:26 PM
***VIDEO1*** The Tampa Bay Lightning have hired a new coach -- David Alexander -- to coach goaltending and video with the Syracuse Crunch in the AHL. Alexander comes over after coaching goaltending at the University of Maine for five seasons, where he worked with goalies like Jimmy Howard and Ben Bishop, among...

Dan Lacroix Will not Return as Tampa Bay Lightning Assistant Coach
May 24th, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Per Damian Cristodero of the Lightning Times:   Dan Lacroix will not return next season as a Lightning assistant coach, team announces. — Damian Cristodero (@LightningTimes) May 24, 2013 Door not closed on Lacroix to stay in organization but he is free to look for other opportunities. His contract is up at end of...

Jon Cooper Looks Forward and Back with Tampa Bay Lightning
April 29th, 2013 at 3:06 PM
Some "exit" interviews were conducted today with Tampa Bay Lightning coaches and players, reflecting on the season that was and looking forward to both the NHL draft and the 2013-2014 season. At the time of the Guy Boucher firing, much of the argument focused on how it was the right time...

Jon Cooper Era Begins Officially for Tampa Bay Lightning Against New Jersey Devils
March 29th, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Although he's already been the coach for a few days, Jon Cooper will make his NHL debut tonight at the Tampa Bay Times Forum behind the bench for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the New Jersey Devils. After playing a solid if unspectacular game against Buffalo on Tuesday, the Bolts will...