#tblightning owners Jeff and Penny Vinik make $500,000 gift to Florida Aquarium; I'm thinking the Viniks in this community is a greater gift
I think everybody's trying to find somebody that's an elite guy. A lot of it is that there's probably five or six elite goaltenders in the league, and then there's a group of good goaltenders, and then there's a group of teams that are really searching for that guy to lock up and not worry about it for the present and the future.
I guess my philosophy is I'm trying to find that Hall of Fame goaltender, and good luck trying to do that; it takes time. We'll find that through the draft or unrestricted free agency. That guy isn't there at this time.
Veikkaaja reports that at least Tampa Bay are interested in JYP G Riku Helenius. Wants 1-way deal. Also interest from at least 3 KHL teams
john tortorella would rather stick his finger in his eye than talk to media. He is a master at deflecting attention away from his players...
The more the media focuses on torts press conf, the less they are talking about his team. He's pretty crafty.
Reminds me if 04 when torts got into it with hitchcock and took all the attention off us players and on the coaches verbal battle. Smart:-)
CHL Pres, Dave Branch and former TB Lightning, Paul Ranger part of the coaching staff for Whitby OMHA AAA Bantam Champs.
"The trade market dictates what, if anything, we're going to do," Yzerman told the Tampa Bay Times earlier this week. "At this point there's nothing that makes any sense that is the right thing to do whether it's short or long term."
Vincent Lecavalier....clinched his 12th straight season of at least 20 goals. I don't think people appreciate how difficult it is to achieve that kind of consistency. Know who never had 12 straight 20 goal seasons? Mario Lemieux? Never had 12 straight, just 6. Mark Messier? Never had 12 straight, just 10. Steve Yzerman? Sorry boss, you never did it either. The best Stevie Y did was 8 straight seasons. And, remember, Vinny didn't play in the roaring 80's where the NHL looked like the QMJHL defensively.
Evan Oberg's mileage total when being recalled/reassigned since joining the Lightning this season: 12,041. Approx from Tampa to Istanbul