USA's win over Russia at Sochi was no "Miracle"

Like the Beatles influence on music (and the singular event of appearing on Ed Sullivan in February 1964), the "miracle" of Lake Placid by Team USA is an event that is only sullied by modern comparisons.

Off topic: The 2013 SHorty Awards Recap

With the 6th annual Shorty Awards nomination season imminent, here's a recap of the top hockey Twitter accounts from last year's Shorty season.

Hockey arena annoyances

Some of the things that annoy you while sitting in the stands annoys others, too.

The best of Raw Charge 2013

On this Christmas Day, with only a week left in the year, we provide a repository of some of the best articles from Raw Charge this year.

Turning the other cheek on athletes crimes

Another high-profile figure in sports and entertainment is accused of a serious transgression against another human being. Yet to some, the violation is less a concern than playing-stats and how it affects the accused career.

My first Shark Tank expereince

Freshly transplanted to San Jose, California, I take in the experience at the SAP Center for the Bolts road game against the Sharks.

Afternoon Edition 10/8: Lessons learned

Have the Lightning learned any lessons from their first two games? Will the Philadelphia Flyers ever stop being crazy? This and more....

Weekend Edition 10/4: Rules, rules, rules and Bryz

Rule changes, proposed rule changes, thoughts on rule changes, and what the hell is going on with Ilya Bryzgalov?

The REAL top-30 NHL goaltenders

Want to know who's really the best? We've got the true rankings.

Afternoon Edition 9/17: Training camp reports, etc

Afternoon Edition Sept 17: Training camp reports, more goalie ranking, and Vinik supports Yzerman


Normal Goaltender Development by draft round

How does draft round affect a goaltender's development path?

Afternoon Edition Sept. 10: Rookies & Aging Finns

Busy rookies, Brian Burke to Calgary, and aging Finns

Afternoon Edition Sept 3: Predictions, contracts

Predictions, goalie contracts, and Rookie Camp

Weekend Edition Aug 30: Goalie gear, Bolts history

Goalie equipment changes plus annual goalie mask reveals, exploring Lightning history, and all kinds of camps are starting

Normal Goaltender Development: Juniors vs NCAA

How do goalies who make the NHL at some point get there? Does choosing juniors over the NCAA make a significant difference?

Weekend Edition 8/16: Gudas a "fantasy gem"

Radko Gudas: fantasy gem, NHL drug testing, and new owners for the Devils

Weekend Edition Aug 9: A new coach, fixing the NHL

A new coach, fixing the NHL, and another team in trouble

Afternoon Edition 8/6: goodbye to an old friend

Afternoon Edition Aug 6: goodbye to an old friend, Hedman is good, and Phoenix is sold

Weekend Edition Aug.2 #Tampacuse in the news, more

The boys from #Tampacuse, NHL to Seattle, and ranking goalies

Afternoon Edition: July 30

Marty in the Olympics, evaluating defensemen, and hockey players dancing

Weekend Edition: July 26

Your links for the weekend of July 26.

Afternoon Edition July 23, 2013

Links for the week of July 23.


Defending the Blue Line descends on Tampa Bay

Defending the Blue Line is a nationwide non-profit organization that helps children of the military participate in hockey.

A Hockey Writer's Lament

Writing about hockey changes how you watch the game. And that's not always positive.

Jackson in Action at Lightning game for charity

Tampa Bay Buccaneer Vincent Jackson puts on a hockey jersey for military families.

2013 NHL season opener: A splash of cold water

Not everyone is absolutely thrilled that the NHL is back. Some of us just aren't able to muster up the same kind of enthusiasm as others.

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