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Drouin's impact not deep enough for some

Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Jonathan Drouin has drawn some criticism recently for failing to reach lofty expectations for the 19-year old. Is this fair?

Drouin's impact not deep enough for some

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Tampa Bay Lightning rookie forward Jonathan Drouin has drawn some criticism recently for failing to reach lofty expectations for the 19-year old. Is this fair?

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Crunch come together

Syracuse Crunch fans got to see a special moment unfold at center ice on Saturday night.

Crunch come together

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Syracuse Crunch fans got to see a special moment unfold at center ice on Saturday night.

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The business of an NHL culture clash

Market competition isn't a problem in Canada. The Canadian perception that capacity crowds are needed for every game or a market is a failure, is.

The business of an NHL culture clash

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Market competition isn't a problem in Canada. The Canadian perception that capacity crowds are needed for every game or a market is a failure, is.

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Stamkos talks about his future in Tampa Bay

Steven Stamkos answered some questions in Columbus today about the All-Star game, his Hart trophy pick, Connor McDavid, and most importantly -- his future with the Lightning.

Stamkos talks about his future in Tampa Bay

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Steven Stamkos answered some questions in Columbus today about the All-Star game, his Hart trophy pick, Connor McDavid, and most importantly -- his future with the Lightning.

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Quick Strikes for Tuesday

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You hear that? That's the sound of the NHL-engine being turned on! The league rumbles back to life after the All-Star break and here are some reads to start your game day morning.

Lightning concerned about Johnson injury

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Tyler Johnson did not participate in the NHL All-Star game this weekend, though he did attend. If this had been his second All-Star game, he likely would have passed in general on attending to rest up -- or at least that can be assumed (ya know, sort of like Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin among others). The Lightning's season resumes in Raleigh against the Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow, with a big match later in the week against the Detroit Red Wings who are currently in second place in the Atlantic Division.

Quick Strikes for Monday, January 26

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Stamkos and Drouin adequately represent the Lightning in Columbus, lots of All-Star Game coverage, the newest hockey documentary, and more in today's Quick Strikes.

Stamkos 'envisions' signing extension with Tampa Bay this summer

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Per Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Steven Stamkos says he sees himself following in the footsteps of Chicago Blackhawks superstars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane and signing an extension with his current club 1-year out from becoming a UFA. Toronto fans everywhere are crying today. Of course, if he does a sign a deal like that of Toews and Kane, it will be for the maximum allowable salary under the CBA. But that's just fine. Steven Stamkos is an elite player in his prime, and exactly the type of worldbeating talent you sign to an extension like that. Anything can happen, of course, but this is certainly a good sign for Tampa Bay's future chances at retaining their captain.

Quick Strikes for Friday, January 23

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The Bolts face a tough test after the All-Star break, Jeff Vinik has plans for downtown Tampa, but it has no name, a recap on the ECHL All-Star Game, and more.

Of hockey events and Tampa Bay

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There are a series of IIHF and NHL events that could and have been hosted in Tampa Bay, one that can never be hosted here, and where would you rather see a Stadium Series game held in TB?

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Quick Strikes for Thursday, January 22

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Advanced analysis for NHL skaters, a veteran hangs up the skates, and just where is the best destination for Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel?

Marchessault named an All-Star; Vladdy a starter

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Marchessault has been named an AHL All-Star three times in his career.

Quick Strikes for Wednesday, January 21

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News and notes from Tuesday night's 4-1 Tampa Bay Lightning victory over the Vancouver Canucks, hockey in Kenya?, Zac Rinaldo being a scumbag, and more in your Wednesday linkset.

Quick Strikes for Tuesday, January 20

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The Lightning secures the top spot in the Week 15 power rankings, a list of the 10 worst trades from the past decade, drastic improvements for Gordie Howe and much more.

Matt Carle out 6-8 weeks

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The Tampa Bay Lightning will be without the steadying presence of Matt Carle for 6-8 weeks, who will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair torn adductor muscles in his "lower abdomen". How will the...

Nesterov is staying for now

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The American Hockey League has been told by the Lightning that Nikita Nesterov will be unavailable for the AHL's All-Star game due to his call up.

The Crunch's rough weekend

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Syracuse only earns two points out of six on the road. They return home this weekend.

One year later; the certainty of Stamkos' future

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Starting this year, the Lightning are officially allowed to negotiate a contract extension with its 24-year-old captain.

Shared past, similar stats at present

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Former teammates, different paths to their NHL debuts, while their current production is so oddly comparable in rather different situations.

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