Stamkos comment on the Playoffs

"It's tough to get to these playoffs," Stamkos said. "We can't take that for granted. We had to put that in perspective a little bit for everyone in this room, ourselves included. We have to start acting like we're here and we're here for a reason."

Steven Stamkos, remarking on a team meeting after Friday's loss | Tampa Bay Times (paywall watch)

LISTEN LIVE: Clark Brooks on 1010 AM at 10:15 Saturday

It's only a couple of minutes away but catch Clark Brooks from Raw Charge live on CBS Sports Radio 1010 AM in Tampa at 10:15 AM to recount last night and the path ahead for the Bolts.

Stanley Cup Playoffs Q and A about the Tampa Bay Lightning with John Fontana

Another Q and A about the Lightning with me I defend Anders Lindback, remark on Ryan Callahan and avoid making a serious prediction of where and how far the Lightning will go in the playoffs.

Malone arrested for DUI, Coke possesion

Can the Bolts void his contract now, rather than use a compliance buyout? Great work Malone...

Cut For the Cure time is here again!

The rookies (plus Malone and Crombeen) took to the clippers today. Gudas and Barberio somehow make for really dramatic transformations. Enjoy!

Florida re-acquires Roberto Luongo

Ah! Our old adversary, Roberto Luongo, returns to the Eastern Conference and his old team, the Florida Panthers. Goalie Jacob Markstrom and Shawn Matthias are reported to be what the Canucks will get in return. This is by far the biggest trade for the Atlantic Division at this point in the 2014 NHL trade deadlien build up. It may be a move that re-ignites the Tampa/Florida rivalry too, as Luo had many a stellar game against the oOlts in the past. Click above to read the full write-up from Litter Box Cats.

Bolt Prospects mailbag: Speculation on who could be on the move

Chad over at Bolt Prospects takes fan questions about targets for Wednesday's trade deadline as well as possible cogs that could be on the move in any deal. In a non-deadline answer, Chad also addresses the whereabouts / whatever happened to JImmy Mullin, who was a hot collegiate prospect who has seemingly disappeared from the radar.

Twitterverse Reactions to Steven Stamkos Not Going To Sochi

Twitter reacts to the news that Steven Stamkos isn't going to the Olympics!

Live Tampa Bay Lightning news and talk from Twitter now on Raw Charge

Not everyone out there is on Twitter, or wants to figure out Twitter, or wants to sort through the mess of tweets and figure out who to follow for information on certain subjects such as, oh, say, the Tampa Bay Lightning. So let me introduce you to a page here on Raw Charge devoted to the Lightning on Twitter. It's a running feed of tweets from a number of accounts that are tied to the Lightning organization -- from media people, to team executives, to prospects. This page isn't complete, as certain sources are neglected at this poing - prospects left out, team officials missing, media sources neglected - but it's a good starting point for coverage.

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