Senators fire Guy Boucher

Les Sénateurs congédient Guy Boucher

The ordeal of Guy Boucher behind the bench of the Ottawa Senators has ended.

The head coach of quebec has been fired by the general manager Pierre Dorion on Friday morning as his deputy Marc Crawford will take over as interim.

“I want to thank Guy for his three years of service. He is a good person and he has been an excellent representative of the Senators. At this time, however, we need different skills as a coach and as a leader to guide our team through its reconstruction, said Dorion in a press release. In the interim, Mark will bring a different perspective as well as a wealth of past experiences as a head coach.”

Dorion added that the club will assess the rest of the coaching staff and will lead the search for a new coach during the off-season. It remains 18 matches in the regular season of the club to last place in the NHL

Crawford, 58 years, won the Stanley cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996. This is his third season as a partner of Boucher. In 18 seasons in the NHL, he has been a head coach for 1151 matches, with a record of 549-421-103-78 with the Avalanche, the Canucks, the Kings and the Sta

Just two years after leading the Senators to the final of the East in his first season behind their bench, Butcher has seen the club move to the last row of the circuit Bettman with a record of 22-37-5. Its cumulative in nearly three seasons is 94-108-26.

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