What's buzzing:

Puck Daddy

The 20 greatest Guy Boucher faces, in honor of coach’s firing from Lightning (Photo Gallery)

Greg Wyshynski
Puck Daddy

View photo


Getty Images

What is Guy Boucher’s legacy with the Tampa Bay Lightning?

Is it that run to the Eastern Conference Final in 2010-11, the only playoff appearance for the Tampa Bay Lightning since 2007?

Is it that 1-3-1 system that Tampa used to run to perfection, to the point where the Philadelphia Flyers trolled them on national television by refusing to move the puck?

Is it managing to last as long as he did despite a general manager who is trying to ape the Detroit Red Wings’ “goaltending on the cheap” format without the benefit of Nicklas Lidstrom playing 25 minutes a night?

Is it the scar, whose origins Boucher has intentionally left undefined? Because chicks dig scars

No, Guy Boucher’s legacy is probably his face. As in the Guy Boucher Face. As in the Jim Carrey-esque rubbery mug that would scream, scowl, brood and mock from the Tampa Bay bench. That is, when his eyes were bugging out of his skull like Schwarzenegger on in the Martian atmosphere.

Seriously, is there another NHL coach that’s ever been penalized for making a “herp derp” face at the officials?

In honor of his dismissal, here are 20 of the greatest Guy Boucher faces. Hide the kids.

Thanks to Guy Boucher Face Tumblr for a few of these images. The rest are Getty Images, AP and local broadcast screen grabs.

Fare thee well, Guy Boucher, wherever your face ends up next.

Sign up for Yahoo Fantasy Hockey
View Comments (32)
  • Islanders look to keep improving

    Islanders look to keep improving

    After taking a big step forward with their best regular season in 31 years, the New York Islanders hope to keep up their improved play as they move into a new home. New York finished last season with 47 wins, its highest total since the 1983-84 … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago
  • Ducks add Preston to Boudreau's staff

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks have hired Rich Preston as the third assistant coach on Bruce Boudreau's staff. … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 hours ago
  • NHL acknowledges it has a cocaine problem among players

    NHL acknowledges it has a cocaine problem among players

    How much cocaine? Enough that the NHL has been forced to acknowledge that more than a few players are using it, and that the League might have to be more proactive in testing for it. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 7 hours ago
  • Shero, Hynes era starts with Devils, Lamoriello gone

    Shero, Hynes era starts with Devils, Lamoriello gone

    After missing the playoff the past three years and cleaning house, the New Jersey Devils have a new general manager, a new coach - and basically the same roster as a year ago. Ray Shero is the new GM with long-time patriarch Lou Lamoriello gone to … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 hours ago
  • Red Wings season preview capsule

    LAST SEASON: 43-25-14, 100 points. Lost to Tampa Bay Lightning in first round. … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 hours ago