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You need reason not to trade Vincent?

You needed to only look at the banter on the bench before Vincent Lecavalier took his penalty shot on Thursday night. You only had to feel the electricity in the building. The fans on the edge of...


Provincialism has long held back the Tampa Bay region for different reasons. Provincialism once again comes to the limelight as the Tampa Bay Rays seek a stadium that may end up outside the St. Pete city limits.

Credibility on the line

Sports columnist Gary Shelton at the St. Petersburg Times says in eloquence the point worth remembering (for Lightning fans) with the Lecavalier tradewind/storm that has swept up:   It is as...

It never fails

For the last ten seasons, there has been a constant dogging Tampa Bay Lightning hockey. Through the tortured days of the late 1990's through a Stanley Cup championship and back again to the dregs...

Half Way Home Horrid

41 games in and I want a do over. 41 games in and I half (pun intended) to wonder just where the Lightning would be if Rick Tocchet had been in charge of the club, starting last summer? Where...

Who is this team and what have they done with the Lightning?!

If I had to find a word for the Lightning under Barry Melrose's tenure as coach, I think the word would be disjointed. The lack of cohesion was apparent, the lack of passion on the ice... and...

Season High

As the holiday season has passed it's apex, maybe so has the downfall of the Lightning franchise? One could hope, right? Two wins in a row... I believe that's a season high, and shows you how...

Spoken words and consequences

I seriously doubt that Martin St. Louis is gunning for Vincent Lecavalier's captainship with his recent outbursts about the team, but I have to say that this is something I think has been long...

A day later...

Stephen Walkom, while not legally blind, stands behind the worst officiating decision by a referee in 2008-09.

More anarchy

Who's responsible for THIS one? Jussi Jokinen on waivers? I want to know whose call. Lawton? Barrie? Tocchet? Kari Ramo was also sent back to Norfolk which is not surprising as he was an...

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