Welcome back to Bill's Sports Binge. Your cheat sheet to the big picture of today's local and national sports headlines. It may be light on the details, but so is the hot receptionist you've been trying to bang impress. And isn't that why we're all here? You can admit it. We're in the trust tree here.
Bad joke. His name is actually Guy Boucher, not Bobby. But hey, you'll remember his name now, won't you? Word association saved my ass more than once in college. That and Vivarin. Man, I used to sprinkle that shit on my Frosted Flakes during exam week. Where was I? The point is, there's not a hell of a lot to report on this guy (get it?). Water cooler survival tips: He's 38, which would make him the youngest in the league, he was named the top coach this year in the American Hockey League where he was coach of the (papers rustling) Hamilton Bulldogs which is a top affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, and he recently turned down a head coaching job in Columbus. Cynics will accuse the Boltz of hiring an unproven nobody, but they're the same people that toss out the term "retread" when an experienced coach is considered. All I know is I never heard of John Torterella when he was hired out of the AHL, and nobody knew who Erin Andrews was when she covered the Lightning in 2001. To sum up: Until we know more, I'm taking a tip from Torts when he said, "Shut yer yap." That, and I love Erin Andrews.