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Hockey The Best Tampa Bay Lightning Coaches of All Time  

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In all the years they've been competing in the NHL, the Tampa Bay Lightning have certainly gone through some great (and not so great) coaches. That being said, who is the best Tampa Bay Lightning head coach of all time? This list ranks every Tampa Bay Lightning coach from best to worst with the help of our users. Hockey fans like you have already voted on this list, but we want you to contribute as well. Upvote your top Tampa Bay Lightning coaches, keeping stats like regular season record and playoff appearances in mind.

John Tortorella is not just the longest tenured coach in Lightning history, he's the only coach to win a Stanley Cup when he did so in 2004. He also has the most wins in franchise history. Jon Cooper, the current head coach of the Lightning, is off to a great start. Cooper's Lightning made the Stanley Cup finals in only his season year as head coach (2014-2015).

If the Tampa Bay Lightning assembled a team with players from every decade, who would coach it? Vote for the most winningest Tampa Bay Lightning coach, or simply just the coach that you personally liked the most.
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24 2
Jon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Lightning Coaches of All Time
Jon Cooper

2
18 9
John Tortorella is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Lightning Coaches of All Time

3
10 3
Terry Crisp is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Lightning Coaches of All Time
age 76

4
10 6
Guy Boucher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Lightning Coaches of All Time
age 48

5
5 3
Rick Tocchet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Lightning Coaches of All Time
age 55

6
4 3
Jacques Demers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Lightning Coaches of All Time

7
2 8
Steve Ludzik is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Lightning Coaches of All Time
age 58

8
2 9
Barry Melrose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Tampa Bay Lightning Coaches of All Time
age 63