The Bolts held an optional, although most skated. We spoke with coach Boucher, Victor Hedman, Ryan Malone and Steven Stamkos.
The Bolts players held a players only meeting following their 5-2 loss to the Jets that last about 30 minutes. Here is the audio following that meeting.
The Tampa Bay Lightning had a miserable 2008-09 campaign, finishing second to last just in front of the equally woeful New York Islanders. With an anemic 24 wins and 66 points, the one-dimensional Lightning were not scaring anyone. General Manager Brian Lawton has performed very well over the summer, scoring the highly touted Victor Hedman […]
My thoughts on the Edmonton Oilers game last night, live from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg.
With Tampa Bay seemingly playing their 100th pre-season game last night, I had a chance to catch the Bolts in action in Winnipeg against the Edmonton Oilers. First off, I have to say that I am thankful that the Lightning dressed basically their entire regular season roster for the game. In the lineup for Tampa […]
As we continue our 30 teams in 30 days work here at Illegal Curve, I am also doing some previews over at Puck Prospectus. Tampa Bay was the first preview I was assigned, and here is the preview. Here is an excerpt: After a fairly disastrous 2008-09 season, the Tampa Bay Lightning can only move […]
With the ouster of Patrick Marleau as Sharks captain, Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News feels that Dan Boyle will be next in line for the C. Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe writes that its best for Patrick Kane to move on from the cab incident. Though Messier’s heart belongs in […]
What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: NHL The Thrashers have signed Nikolai Antropov to a 4 year, $16 million contract. As well, the team also re-signed Chris Thorburn. A lot of cash to be throwing at Antropov but really not out of line with the ridiculous spending we’ve already seen the past day […]