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Are the Toronto Maple Leafs Better off Without Tim Connolly For Now?

Last season’s infamous all-star Phil Kessel scored once again on Monday night when the Toronto Maple Leafs played the Philadelphia Flyers, giving him nine on the season and at least one goal in six of eight games this season

by · October 25, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Tampa Bay Lightning
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Bad Blood Brewing Between the Islanders and Lightning?

Last Thursday the New York Islanders defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 in a game that saw its fair share of scuffles, and trash talk during and after the game. […]

by · October 20, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning
Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf leads the league in plus/minus (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press)

From Abdelkader to Zuccarello – 18 October 2011

It would take eight seconds, yes eight seconds after the puck drop before the Jets would take the lead as Kyle Wellwood would score his second goal of the season as he went backhand on Marc-Andre Fleury.

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Tampa Bay Lightning Home Opener Needed More Spark

“Can’t wait to play in front of the home fans tonight. Place is going to be crazy!!” So read Steven Stamkos’ tweet mere hours before the puck dropped in the […]

by · October 17, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Florida Panthers, Tampa Bay Lightning
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Fantasy Hockey Chutes And Ladders Week 1

  Welcome to our debut column here on The Hockey Writers kindly dubbed “Chutes And Ladders”.  Riding the fortunes of a fantasy hockey team can be a lot like the […]

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The Statistic that the Tampa Bay Lightning Must Improve

The Tampa Bay Lightning have a tough start to the 2011-12 season. Five games on the road in seven days, including matches against the Boston Bruins, last year’s Stanley Cup […]

by · October 12, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Tampa Bay Lightning
Lightning and Capitals’ Epic Battle Hopefully a Sign of Things to Come

Lightning and Capitals’ Epic Battle Hopefully a Sign of Things to Come

Jim Neveau, NHL Senior Columnist In what can only be described as one of the best games of this still young hockey season, the Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay […]

Malkin, Cooke & Power Play Show Worth on Road Trip

Malkin, Cooke & Power Play Show Worth on Road Trip

The Pittsburgh Penguins exceeded expectations on their road trip to western Canada. The Pens beat the Stanley Cup runner-up Vancouver Canucks to start the 2011-12 season on Thursday. Saturday day […]

From Abdelkader to Zuccarello – 11 October 2011

Did you work late last night? Did your significant other make you run errands while the game was on? Did your dog chew off your TV cable wires? Have no […]

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Vokoun’s First Win In First Start for the Capitals

A lot went wrong for the Washington Capitals in only their second match of the season, despite defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-5 via shootout in a nationally televised Monday […]

Corsi Numbers have gained popularity as a statisitcal measure of a player's contribution

New NHL Statistics: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Corsi Leaders

Based on his Corsi Stats, right-winger Teddy Purcell was a good signing by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Haven’t heard of “Corsi Stats”? You’re not alone. The NHL isn’t known as […]

by · October 5, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Tampa Bay Lightning
Two young hopefuls take to the ice in Nashville (Jas Faulkner)

Growing Hockey from the Grassroots Up

NHL expansion into what is often called “nontraditional markets” has led to at least two generations of children watching teams like the Kings, the Coyotes, the Predators, the Lightning and the Capitals with interest. Shane and Shea and Ovi inspire awe in young fans. They also instill the desire in these kids to get on the ice and try it out for themselves.