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Marty: Hero or Zero?

It may seem unfathomable to Lightning fans but sometimes, one of the franchise cornerstones do not get praise. It's even doubly a shock when it's not Martin St. Louis, described by many a fan as the heart and soul of this team. The mighty mite has been nothing short of a wonder since joining the Lightning in 2000-01. Katchis, a 22 year old from the Czech Republic, recounts a tale of skepticism about Martin St. Louis and posts a spirited response at One Timers and Deflections.

Finances and media driven hysteria

Panic! Beware! First swine flu, now NHL ownership groups falling asunder! Repent! Is it end times for OK Hockey?! Or ill-timed media stories, further sensationalized by the media?

Don't be surprised if former Wild coach Jacques Lemaire soon agrees to a consultant deal with the...

Don't be surprised if former Wild coach Jacques Lemaire soon agrees to a consultant deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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Lightning owners seeking investors

Wow. This story just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it. And to think, they haven't even been the official owners for one full year. I can't wait to see what comes next.

World Championships Update #3

World Championships is entering into its final phase - the playoff round. Did all of the Tampa Bay Lightning players' national teams make the cut?

Bolts / Oilers set to do battle in Winnipeg

Mark it on your calendars: September 24th, 2009. Manitoba, here we come... This is certainly going to be smaller road trip than the European Vacation from the beginning of this past season.

How do you restore faith in the franchise?

How do you restore faith in a down-on-it-luck franchise? Raw Charge speaks about the lack-of-faith and trust in the Tampa Bay Lightning ownership - and the missing ingredient that would fix it all.

Hockey: TV on the Fritz

The NHL's network TV picture is murky. With the end of the NBC contract looming, Raw Charge discusses the complication of the next TV Deal: Media Conglomerates.

World Championships Update #2

This is the next installment on how the Tampa Bay Lightning players are doing at World Championships in Switzerland.

2009 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents: Defense

OK, so the top need for the Lightning in the off season is D, is it not?  Stabilizing and upgrading the walking wounded, AHL caliber group that closed out the season for the Lightning. Paul Ranger...

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