Lightning Franchise news

The way forward: Tocchet, Lawton relieved of duties in Tampa

Tampa Bay has cleaned house with management. Lament over this move or not, we move forward from here.

Tocchet is not the victim

Sympathies are running high for Rick Tocchet in the local media. Characterized as the victim to Brian Lawton's villainy, Tocchet's own shortcomings are being overlooked in the narrative.

Lightning 12:30 Press Conference to be streamed live online

Jeff Vinik's press conference will be available on teh web and on local cable TV.

Ownership: Unplugged. Lightning Q and A event tomorrow night

Live, tomorrow evening, is the fifth Lightning Unplugged session with new Bolts owner Jeffrey Vinik.

It's official: Vinik closes on purchase of Tampa Bay Lightning

OK Hockey is no more. Jeff Vinik has been approved by the NHL board of governors as the new owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning franchise.

It's not personal, it's (botched) business

Sports are a business, and like all businesses there are ways to go about things and ways not to go about things. Lightning GM Brian Lawton has given us an example of how not to handle a coaching change.

What's next with ownership?

No news has come to light recently regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning ownership situation... But Oren Koules window of opportunity to buy the team is closing -- if buyout windows are still in place at all.

Should the Bolts retire Dave Andreychuk's #25?

Former Tampa Bay Lightning captain dave Andreychuk's #25 has not been retired. Chris Reddaway woudl liek to rectify the situation. Who should be the first number retired by the Lightning and when will that happen?

2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning season preview

Raw Charge previews the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2009-10 NHL Season.

Lightning marketing campaign to hit the streets of Tampa

More inventive marketing ideas by the Tampa Bay Lightning to hit the streets of Tampa Bay.

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