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Justin G. came to be a hockey fan during his college days in Florida. He writes about sports, card collecting and other assorted things on his other site - The Hopeful Chase.

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Could Steven Stamkos Improve on a 60-Goal Season?

As the labor discussions drag on through the summer NHL fans are starting to deal with the possibility of a lockout followed by a shortened or, in a worst case […]

by · August 15, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Previews and Predictions, Tampa Bay Lightning
Matt Carle scored 42 points during his first full NHL season. The addition of Chris Pronger may allow Carle to let loose more offensively. (Image Credits: Neat1325)

Tampa Bay Lightning Use Free Agency to Bolster Defense

  If Steve Yzerman handles his holiday shopping like he does the free agency market, it’s safe to say no one will see him frantically running around on Christmas Eve […]

by · July 6, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Free Agents, Tampa Bay Lightning, Trades Contracts and Transactions
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Defense – The Lightning’s Revolving Door

        The last time the Tampa Bay Lightning took the ice before Steve Yzerman was named general manager was April 11th, 2010. The players who lined up […]

by · June 19, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Free Agents, Tampa Bay Lightning
Anders Lindback (Flickr/BridgetDS)

Anders Lindback – Steve Yzerman’s Latest Gamble

The confetti had barely finished falling on the Los Angeles Kings’ Stanley Cup victory parade before Lightning GM Steve Yzerman pulled the trigger on a deal that allows him to […]

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Steve Yzerman Addresses Lightning Goaltending and Other Notes

While the NHL playoffs continue on there hasn’t been much of note emanating from the offices of the Tampa Bay Lightning. That doesn’t mean General Manager Steve Yzerman and his […]

by · May 24, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Tampa Bay Lightning
Would Tampa Be a Good Destination For Rick Nash?

Would Tampa Be a Good Destination For Rick Nash?

Since their season ended a month ago, most of the talk about the Tampa Bay Lightning’s needs have revolved around goaltending – and with good reason. The duo of Dwayne […]

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10 Potential Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltenders for 2012-13

The biggest need facing the Tampa Bay Lightning this off-season is without a doubt, an upgrade in the goaltending department. Most of the press has linked them with Roberto Luongo, […]

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Five Games The Tampa Bay Lightning Should Have Won

  The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the outside looking in for the playoffs this year. However, according to the seemingly ageless Marty St. Louis they were closer to making […]

by · April 25, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Tampa Bay Lightning
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Should The Tampa Bay Lightning Trade For Roberto Luongo?

Facing elimination at the hands of the upstart Los Angeles Kings, the Vancouver Canucks’ back-up goaltender, Cory Schneider, turned in a command performance by stopping 43 of the 44 shots […]

Teddy Purcell is one of three Lightning players heading to the world championships. (Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE)

Three Lightning Players Heading to Europe for the World Championships

Even though the Lightning have been eliminated from post-season play, it doesn’t mean all of their players have retreated to the golf course for the summer. A select few, including […]

by · April 17, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · International Hockey, Tampa Bay Lightning
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Who Should Lightning Fans Root For In The Playoffs – Western Conference

Finding a Western Conference team to cheer for is a little more open for Lightning fans than the Eastern Conference. Since they meet rarely in the regular seasons, never in […]

by · April 11, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes
The Stanley Cup Playoffs will likely have a much different look soon (cr: mastermaq@flickr)

Who Should Lightning Fans Root For In The Playoffs – Eastern Conference

The hockey season ended a couple of weeks ago for Lightning fans. The only reason to watch the games left on the schedule was to see if Steven Stamkos could […]

by · April 9, 2012 · 2 comments · Tampa Bay Lightning