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Guy Boucher's latest trip around the NHL sun came screeching to a halt Friday. Funny enough, it barely made a blip.
More like a clunk.
The Sens have been fun to watch this season, even if they have sucked in the standings. But this week, the gap between the Sens' direction and Boucher's style seemed bigger than the solar system.
The Sens are rebuilding. Boucher was playing to win. Bad mix.
Boucher's first season in Ottawa was incredible. He guided his boys to the Conference Finals against the Pens. He got them to Game 7. Then the wheels fell off.
He couldn't adjust. Boucher kept driving his boys the same way. Game in and game out. He rode his horses (maybe his ponies, all things considered). He limited the ice time of his young players, other than Thomas Chabot. Boucher didn't adapt.
That's the kiss of death. On the ice and in fantasy.
Using the same approach in a changing environment is the definition of insanity. How have you changed your approach given this year's burst of offense? And the seeming return of a Grant Fuhr-esque era?
I monkey with my approaches every season. I often try to use a different technique with at least two or three of my squads, just to test theories. It makes for a crummy overall history rating for my Yahoo! handle, but that's OK. I learn a lot.
Boucher didn't learn a thing. He joined John Stevens (Kings), Joel Quenneville (Blackhawks), Mike Yeo