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Surviving without Extra Skater

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For those who've never used the older hockey stats sites, here's a guide to finding your way through the maze. With pictures.

Idled Stamkos Speculation

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The rite of the summer, player movement speculation, once again goes in to high gear as the off-season drags on. Will Steven Stamkos return to his native Ontario?

Watch now! Tampa Bay development camp tourney!

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The end of the 2014 Lightning development camp session is today's tournament that's ongoing right now.

Catch Clark Brooks on-air at 10:20AM

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The Raw Charge contributor will be on-air on CBS Sports 1010AM in Tampa Bay.

Bolts swept at NHL Awards

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In spite of the many nominations, the Tampa Bay Lightning organization went home empty-handed at the NHL Awards for the first time since 2009.

2014 NHL Awards Open Thread

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With a live stream of chatter from Twitter in reaction to the show, join us for things tonight as we see if any Tampa Bay Lightning representatives win.

Does TSN.ca delete history?

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In a globalized, online sports world, you would think a major news organization would respect content it has produced in the past by keeping it online. Think again.

A change in Bolts beat reporting at the TB Times

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Long-time Tampa Bay Lightning beat reporter Damian Cristodero is departing the Tampa Bay Times.

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

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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

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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.

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Lightning coverage on Twitter

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Want a guide for who to follow for Tampa Bay Lightning coverage on Twitter for the playoffs? Let me point you to a few accounts worth your time.

Internet Hotstove Q and A about the Bolts

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In preparation for the playoffs, John and another Lightning logger were interviewed with questions about the Tampa Bay Lightning going in to the 2014 NHL playoffs.

Lightning vs. Canadiens playoff schedule

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The complete schedule for the Bolts / Habs series can be found here.This includes the TV schedule.

Off topic: The 2013 SHorty Awards Recap

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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.

Jon Cooper and the Lightning Reboot - Grantland

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I only seldom promote links via FanShot -- it doesn't do them justice in promotion. At the same time, id on't think Grantland needs the help of Raw Charge to get site traffic. That being said, I can't just dismiss this fantastic feature on head coach Jon Cooper. It gives you back story on Coop that you may not have known.

Fantasy Hockey Advice The Fake Hockey 2013 Tampa Bay Lightning Team Preview

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I answered a Q and N for The Fake Hockey, which specializes in Fantasy Hockey coverage. I don't expect people to be in love with what I have written, but perhaps it's worth discussing at length in comments?

Lightning broadcast schedule announced

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Sun Sports, the Lightning's broadcast partner, announced it's 77 game regular season schedule. The Bolts will also be broadcast three times nationally, and twice on local broadcast station WTOG CW...

Q and A with The Chief

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Long-time Lightning broadcaster Bobby "The Chief" Taylor shares his thoughts on a variety of subjects, including the upcoming draft and what should be a bright future for the Lightgning.

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A day in the life of an NHL off-ice official

Rawcharge.com staff writer Patti McDonald gives fans the behind the scenes details of a day in the life of an NHL off-ice official.

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Video: Stamkos on playoffs, Ovechkin

The reigning Rocket Richard trophy winner talks about the Lightning's playoff quest and his Rocket Richard trophy battle with Alex Ovechkin.

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Ben Bishop post-game remarks

Ben Bishop talked about his top priority with the Lightning, as well as the contest against his former team in the Ottawa Senators.

Socially connect at Social Media Central

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The Tampa Bay Lightning launched "Bolts Social Central" earlier this season, a video wall behind section 128 in the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Fans can send their Tweets, Foursquare checkins, and...

Suffering Mike Milbury and the NHL on NBCSN

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Tonight's Tampa Bay / Philadelphia game is another NBC Sports Network telecast, and that means we have to suffer another polarizing broadcast and the intermission stupidity of Mike Milbury.

VideoShot

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Saturday night's Lightning vs. Canadiens game was featured on the flagship telecast of the sport: Hockey Night In Canada. During the telecast, an "Inside Hockey" feature aired, highlighting Lightning rookie and 2013 Calder Trophy contender Cory Conacher.

As seen on TV! Operators are standing by!

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The Bolts partner up with TV pitchman Anthony Sullivan with their latest ticket package, with opinions on the package and commercial varying from positive to stereotypical.

NBCSN: an adequate replacement for ESPN

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The NBC Sports Network's coverage of the NHL is not only good enough to compensate for not being on ESPN, it might actually be even better.

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