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Lightning Coach Guy Boucher Fears Long NHL Lockout

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher is among those who are unhappy with the latest NHL lockout -- much like every other NHL fan in the world.

Boucher, though, unlike some NHL players, coaches and executives, told the Tampa Bay Times that he fears a long lockout this year, and that he's legitimately concerned about it happening.

"I'd be a liar to say I'm not afraid. Everybody is afraid. ... The organization from top to bottom are very enthusiastic about the momentum we've got with our fans and the building and the new players we added this summer. There's so much positive stuff going on for us, it'd be sad if it'd be a long (lockout). But I'm staying very positive that it will be done."

Boucher is also concerned about Lightning players playing overseas during the lockout, but concedes that if they do go and play in a European league, that it's "their prerogative" to do so.

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