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The NHL: Kings of Due Diligence

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OK, I plead ignorance in a large piece of Tampa Bay Lightning franchise history that seems swept under the rug and forgotten about more often than anything... Jonathan Willis at Copper and Blue gives you the story of Phil Esposito and the Duke of Manchester -- one time prospective investor in the Tampa Bay professional hockey franchise now known as the Lightning.

Outsourced Draft and Lightning Ownership Talk

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Raw Charge reports on Toronto Sun speculation... It's a merry-go-round of rumor reporting that involves the draft and OK Hockey.

Cycle like the Sedins Interview / 2009 NHL Draft perspective

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Just a heads up on an interview that Cycle Like The Sedins did with me regarding the 2009 NHL draft and the Lightning. From discussing draft steals and blunders (both of which fell into Phil Esposito's lap) to discussing Tavares or Hedman, a lot of bases are covered in the post.

How Hard Is It For A First Round Pick To Win A Stanley Cup?

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Habs Eye on the Prize mixes the forthcoming grand finale of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs (game seven, Friday Night, at the Joe) and the forthcoming NHL Draft to ask the question: Just how tough is it for a first round draft pick to win the Stanley Cup? And then Robert goes a little further than that... Just how tough is it for a former #1 draft pick to win Lord Stanley's Cup? The percentages and results are intimidating and shows you just how tough it is to win this piece of hardware....

Drawing from Three, there can only be One for Bolts

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Videos posted at The Lightning official team website highlight Victor Hedman, Matt Duchene and John Tavares in separate clips.  There is more highlight fluff than assessment and some older...

With Lemaire out, Lightning should look higher for help

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Jacques Lemaire is pursuing other job opportunities instead of the consultant role offered to him by the Tampa Bay Lightning. Instead of seeing this as a setback, the Lightning and Bolts fans...

RawCharge.com on Twitter

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Yeah, yeah... us too. We're on Twitter. But we have no plans to go as intimate as Ashton Krutcher or Demi Moore or Oprah regarding it. Follow us on Twitter

Smolenak Speaks About Jump to Europe

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In intercontinental transaction news, Timothy at Bolt Prospects has a rough translation from an interview of Radek Smolenak, who jumped to the Kontinental Hockey League last month.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Stanley Cup Champions -- Five Years Later

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Five years ago to the day, the Tampa Bay Lightning were crowned Stanley Cup Champions. Instead of lamenting how far the team has fallen since then, Raw Charge tells the fans to revel in the memories.

Returning to top starts at the back - Tampa Tribune

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I don't know about you, but I get the feeling that everyone seems to expect the Lightning to botch up the draft somehow. I wonder why that could be. Management and ownership have constantly been telling us to trust them, so why don't we? Hmmm. Curiousier and curiouser....

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