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Norfolk Admirals add assistant coach

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The Norfolk Admirals have added NAHL coach Mike Flanagan to their coaching staff. Flanagan is the first assistant hired for new coach Jon Cooper.

Summer Fill: Catching up with the Edmonton Oilers via Copper & Blue

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The SB Nation "Summer Fill" series is back in 2010 and Raw Charge poses a couple of questions about the Edmonton Oilers to the staff of Copper & Blue.

Lecavalier to undergo minor arthroscopic procedure

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With less than a month to go before camp opens for the Tampa Bay Lightning, captain Vincent Lecavalier is scheduled to have a minor operation on his knee.

Off Topic: Give credit where it's due, MSM

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I'm citing Travis Hughes article at Broad Street hockey which gives a general overview of a media flub-up today: The Toronto Sun "borrowed" a translated Czech report about Tomas Kaberle's father and remarks he made to the Czech press. The translation was originally printed on Pension Plan Puppets with hard work done by community members. At no point in time was their credit for the translation given to PPP, or was PPP cited for being a reference point. This has escalated throughout the day -- with the Toronto Sun now claiming Pension Plan Puppets plagiarized others work to establish the original translation. Suffice it to say, the PPP crew and they loyal readers are not planning on backing down on this. Visit Pension Plan Puppets for the ongoing drama.

Tuesday night link dump and open thread

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7 weeks remain until opening night for the Lightning. We fill the void with another open thread and link dump.

Bolts add LW Sean Bergenheim to their collection

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The Bolts have solidified their bottom lines with the addition of left wing Sean Bergenheim.

Off Topic: "Tampa Bay" sports history article

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Cork Gaines over at Rays Index has a story up today about Tampa Bya. Literally and figuratively. It's inspired by the fact the Rays wore throwback "Tampa Tarpons" jersey's last week... It all has to do with the metro-area team name usage in pro sports. Just who first used "Tampa Bay" to describe a sports team's home town? Lots of history, and some examples of how certain cities have long been against the fact "Tampa" is highlighted in the regional name.

Lightning bring in new AHL depth in Cedrick Desjardins

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The Bolts have acquired Cedrick Desjardins from the Montreal Canadiens for the rights to goalie Karri Ramo. Desjardins played last season for the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Malone's clause gives speculation a pause

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His name has been thrown around, quite casually, in casual trade speculation since 2009.   Ryan Malone has been a poker chip in play in the minds of media and fans alike.  The reasoning has uaually...

Kaberle deadline weekend

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Tomas Kaberle is being shopped actively before his No Trade Clause kicks in at midnight. Should the Lightning go all-out to acquire him?

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