Three years ago, Guy Boucher was one of the hottest young coaching prospects in the American Hockey League. He was at the helm of the Hamilton Bulldogs, leading them to a strong finish thanks to a strong powerplay (led by a young P.K. Subban) and an effective 1-3-1 system. After a trip to the conference finals with the Lightning the next year, he was being hailed as a coaching genius.

But now, thanks to a combination of horrid goaltending, average defense, and a shooting luck regression, his team sits near the bottom of the Eastern Conference. He doesn't seem so hot anymore. Too bad there isn't some young coaching candidate in their system who could come in and save the day.