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Finances and media driven hysteria

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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...

"In my mind, the most important point in having two second round picks is the ability to move up in...

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"In my mind, the most important point in having two second round picks is the ability to move up in the draft....If you find that there is a player you really like, and it could be a late first-round pick, you can trade those two picks and move up to possibly acquire a first-round pick."

Tampa Bay Lightning Assistant General Manager Claude Loiselle - talking about options by way of two second round picks
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