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SB Nation's NHL Preseason Power Rankings

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Hockey writers on the SB Nation network (including Cassie and myself here at Raw Charge) are now putting out our own power rankings. Unlike the power rankings on other sites, this was not produced by one writer with biases but a collective average ranking of all 30 teams, divided by conference and an overall Top 10 power ranking. You might disagree with it, but it's an averaged out rating for each team. SB Nation plans on continuing this weekly during the season.

"Honestly, it wasn’t as bad as some of our trips in the Dub," he said. "I’ll take a few hours on a p...

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"Honestly, it wasn’t as bad as some of our trips in the Dub," he said. "I’ll take a few hours on a plane over 12 hours on a smelly bus any day. It’s all first-class and they feed you. It’s a real treat not having to bring your own bag lunch with you."

James Wright talking about the Lightning's pre-season sojourn out west.

More games to be televised

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Erik Erlendsson at the Tribune reports that Channel 44 in the Tampa Bay area will be picking up six additional Lightning games that were not originally to be televised. Two road games (Dallas and Philadelphia) and four home games have been added. All games are Saturday night games and will be part of a promotion on WTOG (CW 44).

Two defensive cuts and two tell-tale quotes

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A pair of telling quotes about two of the Lightning's recent cuts. Just what was the thought on waiving Lundin and Lashoff?

Chat live with Lightning beat writer Damian Cristodero @ 1 PM EDT

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St. Petersburg Times writer Damian Cristodero will be chatting live with the public from 1 to 2 PM EDT on the Times web site (click the title of this post to get there). Bring all your questions about the new season

Hockey Night in Blogdom: 30 Teams in 30 Minutes, Eastern Edition - Slap Shot Blog - NYTimes.com

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I got asked a couple of questions by the New York Times Slap Shot blog in their annual "Hockey Night in Blogdom" promotion. I'll be partaking in other questions as the season goes on.

OT: Stat heads are gonna' love this

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For the Statistically inclined hockey fans out there, let me introduce Behind the Net.

Mike Lundin and Matt Lashoff waived (Updated)

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have placed defensemen Mike Lundin and Matt lashoff on waivers.

Preview: Introducing the 2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning! - Puck Daddy - NHL - Yahoo! Sports

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We love us some Greg Wyshynski, the venerable Puck Daddy. Greg posted the Lightning season preview yesterday afternoon. Certain Lightning writers who will remain nameless and happen to contribute to this very site (and post!) also were quoted for the preview.

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