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Lightning 2009 NHL Entry Draft Preview | Bolt Prospects

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Pete at Bolt Prospects.com does an extensive, in depth preview of the draft for the Lightning, speaking of needs and name dropping several other prospects in the draft beyond the top 3 players in the draft (which are most commonly referred to both on the blogosphere and in the media regarding the draft).

Draft Help - Major Junior Hockey Overview

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Looking for some NHL draft help? Here's a brief explanation of major junior hockey.

Photo Gallery from June 3rd; Top NHL Draft Prosects Visit Tampa

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Just a quick link to a flash photo gallery, presenting some of the stuff prospects Victor Hedman, John Tavares and Matt Duchene went through earlier this month during their visit to Tampa.

Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Penguins: 2009 Stanley Cup Champions

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Congratulations to the 2009 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins!

OT: JScott steps down at Buc'Em

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Tampa Bay Buccaneer lead blogger jScott has resigned from the SB Nation. I'd like to pass on my well wishes to him on his career and his family.

OT: Stanley's Game Sevens

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The magic of a Game 7 in the NHL's Stanley Cup Finals is not to be overlooked or ignored.

My routine was exactly the same except we didn't go home during the day. We stayed in (the Tampa...

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My routine was exactly the same except we didn't go home during the day. We stayed in (the Tampa Waterside Marriott) across the street from the Forum. I like to walk on the day of games, whether it's outside or at the mall or whatever. Well, I couldn't walk outside the hotel that day because it was packed with people. So I called a grade-school buddy who was in town and told him to pick me up and take me to the mall. So he picks me up, and we're driving down Kennedy Boulevard headed to WestShore mall, and he says, "I'm too nervous. I can't drive. You have to drive.'' I said, "You're nervous?!'' So I drove to the mall and walked around.

Dave Andreychuks -- recounting preparations for 2004's Game 7

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.

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