Tuesday night open thread and link dump

The Stanley Cup has been awarded, the Bolts have named their GM and head coach...  Now comes the hard part:  the next 3 months of no hockey.  

Lightning News

Breaking story of the day:  Ryan Martin is not leaving the Red Wings to serve as Steve Yzerman's capologist in TB. [Detroit Free Press]

Is Jeff Vinik taking cues on business practices from Steve Jobs?  [Loving the Lightning]

Steve Yzerman brings the Red Wings way to Tampa Bay [Sports Illustrated]

Bolt Prospects has released their final Tampa Bay Lightning prospect rankings for 2009-10.  This gives you an idea of franchise developmental depth.  [Bolt Prospects]

Kurtis Foster was one of the best dollar values (when tied to point-production) in the NHL last season [Pro Hockey Talk]

Is Dave Andreychuk Hockey Hall of Fame worthy? [Greatest Hockey Legends]

Whatever happened to Joe Bolts Fan

Hockey News

The Flyers offered Peter Forsberg a contract in March.  [Broad Street Hockey]

A hometown product with a substantial sports pedigree is about to be signed by the Nashville Predators [On The Forecheck]

Odds on the NHL Hall of Fame class inductions. [Puck Daddy]

Signs that you are ready for the NHL Season to start [Stay Classy]

The Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks...  Just where do they go from here?  [Second City Hockey]

Post season awards:  The Norstrom Awards for best stay-at-home defenseman, as picked by Bloggers [View From My Seats]

...and the Norris Trophy winner (as picked by Bloggers) [View from My Seats]

Hershey Bears are AHL champions...  and their facial hair is nice too.  [Washington Post]

General News

Don't forget SB Nation's Tampa Bay meet up is next Wednesday (6-23-10).  You can RSVP on Facebook.

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