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Per Canes press release, ‪#tblightning‬ will play Carolina Sept. 27th at Amway Center in Orlando....

Per Canes press release, ‪#tblightning‬ will play Carolina Sept. 27th at Amway Center in Orlando. (Subject to CBA agreement)

Mike Corcoran via Twitter.

‪#tblightning‬ owners Jeff and Penny Vinik make $500,000 gift to Florida Aquarium; I'm thinking the...

‪#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

Erik Erlendsson, via Twitter, remarking on the Vinik family's grand philanthropic gifts

I think everybody's trying to find somebody that's an elite guy. A lot of it is that there's...

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.

WDAE

Veikkaaja reports that at least Tampa Bay are interested in JYP G Riku Helenius. Wants 1-way deal....

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

Matias Strozyk via Twitter. A one-way contract for Helenius seems like a bit much for a player who was deemed to have peaked in North American hockey back in 2009 (when he was allowed to leave for Europe mid-season). At the same time, he's earned more than also-ran status. The KHL interest is evidence of that.

john tortorella would rather stick his finger in his eye than talk to media. He is a master at...

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:-)

Chris Dingman, via Twitter in defense of his former coach John Tortorella

Labatt Blue's Hockey Night in the US at the Luxury Box before the Tampa vs Edmonton game. Have a...

Labatt Blue's Hockey Night in the US at the Luxury Box before the Tampa vs Edmonton game. Have a Blue before the game and discuss the Lightnings chances against the young guns of Edmonton.

CHL Pres, Dave Branch and former TB Lightning, Paul Ranger part of the coaching staff for Whitby...

CHL Pres, Dave Branch and former TB Lightning, Paul Ranger part of the coaching staff for Whitby OMHA AAA Bantam Champs.

Darren Dreger, via Twitter. That's the first disclosure of Paul Ranger's whereabouts in a while.

Playoff countdown: 16-9-0 - getting closer to that magic number 92

Playoff countdown: 16-9-0 - getting closer to that magic number 92

"The trade market dictates what, if anything, we're going to do," Yzerman told the Tampa Bay Times...

"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."

Steve Yzerman via the Sporting News. The article speculates on the availability of Ryan Malone and Dominic Moore.

Vincent Lecavalier....clinched his 12th straight season of at least 20 goals. I don't think people...

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.

Pete Choquette - Bolt Prospects in his recap of last night's 6-3 win over the Panthers. Click on the link to read Pete's full recap of the game.
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