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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.

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Will John Tortorella get to do this in Vancouver? (AP photo/Chris O'Meara)

10 Reasons Why the Tampa Bay Lightning are Better than the Florida Panthers

With their final regular season meeting now behind them, it’s fair to say that the Tampa Bay Lightning embarrassed their cross-state rivals in 2011-12. The Bolts posted a 4-1-1 record […]

Potential Tampa Bay Lightning Trade Partners: Kings, Senators…Others

Potential Tampa Bay Lightning Trade Partners: Kings, Senators…Others

Steve Yzerman is facing a dilemma. Does he trade players in an attempt to improve the the Tampa Bay Lightning before the NHL’s February 27 trade deadline, or does he […]

by · February 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Tampa Bay Lightning, Trades Contracts and Transactions
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USA Hockey Looking North to Help Reduce Fighting in Junior Leagues

USA Hockey wants to dramatically reduce fighting in Tier I-III junior hockey by handing offenders a game misconduct and an automatic suspension for the following game – and it’s hoping […]

Maurice "Rocket" Richard was the first to score 50 goals in an NHL season. The league now presents a trophy named in his honor to the season's top goal-scoer. (Kmf164)

10 Things Every Hockey Fan Needs to Know About the NHL’s 50-Goal Scorers

Steven Stamkos’ pursuit of another 50-goal season is a bright spot in a campaign of increasingly dim potential for Tampa Bay Lightning fans. Scoring 50 goals has long been a […]

Is the Suddenly Improved Southeast to Blame for the Lightning’s Season?

Is the Suddenly Improved Southeast to Blame for the Lightning’s Season?

In a recent piece that ran on Yahoo! Sports’ Puck Daddy blog, Harrison Mooney points out that the competitiveness of the Southeast Division has upended some expectations in the first […]

by · January 10, 2012 · 1 comment · Tampa Bay Lightning
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Why the Lightning’s Unbalanced Schedule Matters

Steven Stamkos remarked recently (via tweet from @TBLightning) that during “the second half of the season we’re at home a lot. We love playing in front of our home fans […]

by · January 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Tampa Bay Lightning
Martin St. Louis’ Surprise Return After Horrific Eye Injury

Martin St. Louis’ Surprise Return After Horrific Eye Injury

Only 13 days after having his nose and orbital bone broken by a puck to the face, Martin St. Louis pulled off a seasonal miracle by not only suiting up […]

by · December 22, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Injury Report, Tampa Bay Lightning
Steven Stamkos has good career numbers against the Bruins, so feel free to buy the centerman for a night.

Steven Stamkos Heats Up Scoring Race

When Steven Stamkos beat Columbus Blue Jacket’s goaltender Steve Mason with his patented one-timer on December 17, the 21-year-old center became the first NHLer to reach 20 goals this season, […]

by · December 21, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Tampa Bay Lightning
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Mike Milbury Charged with Assault

Updated: 2000 EST, 17 Dec Mike Milbury, assistant coach of his son’s peewee Boch Blazers, is facing charges of assault resulting from an altercation between his son and a player […]

by · December 17, 2011 · 3 comments · News/Commentary
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I Hate Hockey: Francois Barcelo’s Novel from Baraka Books

Governor General Award-winning author Francois Barcelo and translator Peter McCambridge have combined to produce a brisk and often disturbing piece of fiction in I Hate Hockey. At fewer than 100 […]

by · December 13, 2011 · 1 comment · Hockey Books
Steve Yzerman was the brainchild behind the Lightning's most successful season in seven years. (Wikipedia)

Reactions to the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Defensive Struggles

Steve Yzerman was very clear – don’t expect sweeping change despite the defensive breakdowns that are crippling the Tampa Bay Lightning. As reported by the Tampa Tribune, the Bolt’s General […]

by · November 30, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Tampa Bay Lightning
At the Quarter Mark: How to Predict the Tampa Bay Lightning’s (or Your Team’s) Final Point Total

At the Quarter Mark: How to Predict the Tampa Bay Lightning’s (or Your Team’s) Final Point Total

Ken Holland, long-standing General Manager of the Detroit Red Wings, once said, “I always look at the standings on U.S. Thanksgiving, right at the end of November. From there, you […]

by · November 24, 2011 · 1 comment · Tampa Bay Lightning