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Lightning seek local art for 20th anniversary season exhibition

Leading into the Bolts 20th anniversary season, the Lightning make an open call to Tampa Bay artists for artwork submissions.

Reddit created NHL fan census

The Reddit hockey community is trying to create a new NHL fan census map. I link here to the Lightning Reddit group post about the subject, which links to both the survey and the original fan census map they are trying to replicate. The census survey only asks a bare minimum of questions (your zip code, your team). lets try to get more than a handful of Lightning fan responses on this, shall we?

Meandering musings from the depths of the NHL offseason

Musings about recent happenings in the NHL offseason, from the Shea Weber offer sheet to Dwayne Roloson's annual goalie camp.

Quick strikes and links for Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Dwayne Roloson schools some students, Tim Wallace signs elsewhere, and Jessica Redfield remains on our mind in Monday's links.

The family of hockey lost another member, this time in Colorado

Just a few words of appreciation for our fellow hockey fans in the face of tragedy.

2012 NHL CBA: Ownership wants more

NHL ownership got everything they wanted in the 2004-05 lockout with thanks to a weak union. In 2012, ownership once again cries poverty in the wake of posting record revenues and awarding gargantuan cotnracts.

Shea Weber's offer-sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers feels awfully familiar

The Philadelphia Flyers snatching the face of another franchise away, via offer-sheet? That sounds awfully familiar to this Tampa Bay Lightning fan...

Two years ago on Raw Charge: Yzerman is Jedi

It came off like a Jedi mind trick, LW Simon Gagne was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for all of defenseman Matt Walker and a 4th round draft pick. In hindsight, the Flyers hands were tied in where they could trade Gagne (where he would willingly go) and what they could get for him... But for GM Steve Yzerman to not part with any prospects to acquire the wing? It was a major coup.

The NHL's initial CBA proposal isn't the end of the 2012-2013 season

Reportedly, the NHL has submitted an initial proposal to the NHLPA for updates to the CBA. However, it doesn't mean the season's over before it begins.

Quick strikes and links for Monday, July 16th, 2012

Bolt Prospects preliminary rankings of the Lightning system; The Tampa Bay Times Forum's new scoreboard a high-definition big deal; NHL CBA news does not inspire confidence. Welcome to teh summer doldrums, hockey fans...

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