Brent Lemon

Brent's hockey writing has appeared in a variety of online and print media, including the Yahoo! Sports NHL blog, Puck Daddy, and USA Today magazines. He shoots left.

Recent Articles by Brent

Relocation of Albany Devils Would Be Business as Usual in AHL

Relocation of Albany Devils Would Be Business as Usual in AHL

Increasing media attention is being paid to the precarious position of the AHL’s Albany Devils, and the question of whether or not they will have to relocate – perhaps to […]

by · July 28, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Minor League Report, New Jersey Devils, The Business of Hockey
(Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club)

Toronto Adds Keith Aucoin, Fellow Veteran Mike Zigomanis Remains Unsigned

Has the addition of AHL All-Star Keith Aucoin made fan-favorite Mike Zigomanis redundant to the Toronto Marlies? Keith Aucoin – AHL Strongman The Toronto Maple Leafs recently signed Aucoin to […]

by · July 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Minor League Report, Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions
The American Hockey League is usually viewed as the last stop for a prospect before an NHL call-up.

How Much Canada is in the American Hockey League?

Considering that the American Hockey League has firmly established itself as the primary development league of the NHL, and knowing how rabid passionate Canadians are about hockey, what does the […]

The American Hockey League is usually viewed as the last stop for a prospect before an NHL call-up.

What Happens to the AHL if the NHL Doesn’t Return in 2012?

Remember what happened to the AHL in 2004? The AHL certainly does – one doesn’t forget the sort of dramatic spikes in league attendance, national television coverage, and media interest […]

by · July 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Minor League Report, The Business of Hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning to Pull Prospects from Norfolk?

Information is surfacing that on the heels of their extraordinary, record-setting and Calder Cup-winning season, the Norfolk Admirals might be a lame duck franchise. And the Tampa Bay Lightning may […]

(Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE)

The AHL’s Top 25 Scorers Under 25

Some people never bother to develop a taste for the AHL, but if you want to forecast the next wave of NHL talent, then tracking pro hockey’s triple-A league is […]

(Cliff Welch/Icon SMI)

NHL Playoff Blues? Check Out the Norfolk Admirals

With so much of the NHL’s recent royalty now sidelined for the season, there’s more than a few dejected fans out there right now. The Sharks, Wings, Canucks, and Penguins […]

by · April 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Humor, Minor League Report, Tampa Bay Lightning, Top 10 Lists
Carolina Hurricane Brandon Sutter (16) airborne over Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon (Andy Martin Jr)

The Leafs and Lightning: Similar But Oh, So Different

Folks wearing Toronto Maple Leafs sweaters when the Buds arrive in town is a common hockey phenomenon – particularly in the NHL’s so-called Sunbelt arenas. And Tampa was no different […]

by · April 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs
Tokarski won the Memorial Cup with the Sokane Chiefs in 2008, and the gold medal with Team Canada at the 2009 World Junior Championship. (Sam Chan)

Test-Driving Tokarski in Tampa

A handful of games doesn’t a career make, but by standing tall in a 6-1 win over the Boston Bruins, 22-year-old netminder Dustin Tokarski suddenly finds himself in the spotlight […]

by · March 16, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Player Profiles, Prospects, Tampa Bay Lightning
Will Tampa Bay make the playoffs? (IconSMISelect)

Can Sports Statistics Predict the Future?

For almost six decades, Leonard Koppett strode across the sport journalism landscape like a giant. His passion, innovation, and unique insights earned him accolades and acclaim, including inductions into the […]

by · March 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Previews and Predictions, Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning in 2011-12...(Tampa Bay Lightning/Scott Audette)

Some Surprising Statistics for the Lightning this Season

It’s not over yet, but the season is winding down for the Tampa Bay Lightning. There will be no post-season play this spring, no miraculous run the the Eastern Conference […]

by · February 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Tampa Bay Lightning
Kubina is perfect fit in Tampa (Flickr/frenchkheldar)

Kubina Prepares for Trade Out of Tampa Bay, Moore to Sharks

Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman announced that he’s asked Pavel Kubina to submit a list of five teams he’d agree to play for – if a trade can be arranged. […]