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.

Lightning coverage on Twitter

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

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

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

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.

Jon Cooper and the Lightning Reboot - Grantland

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

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

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 44.

Q and A with The Chief

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.


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


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.


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

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 Instagram photos using the hashtag #boltssocial

Suffering Mike Milbury and the NHL on NBCSN

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.


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!

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

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.

Lightning rookie Cory Conacher was on NHL Live. He's suddenly become a center (he's a left wing,...

Lightning rookie Cory Conacher was on NHL Live. He's suddenly become a center (he's a left wing, guys)... But it's nice to see Chaos get some time in the spotlight for his effort so far in TB.

Lightning set TV record opening night

Saturday's season opener drew the biggest audience in season-opener history for the Lightning.

Lightning broadcast schedule announced

The revised television schedule for the 2013 Tampa Bay Lightning season was released Tuesday afternoon.

Vote! The 2013 Shorty Awards

The nomination period for the fifth annual awards show devoted to the social media platform of Twitter is now open.

"Socially" supported despite the lockout

It's a bit of a contradiction that the NHL brand is tarnished, there is a growing sense of apathy toward the league, an

Tis the season for the Teddy Bear toss! During the Syracuse Crunch victory last night at War...

Tis the season for the Teddy Bear toss! During the Syracuse Crunch victory last night at War memorial, ... well, see for yourself. It may not be as epic as what you'd see in Calgary, but for a crowd of 6,000+, I think it's just fine (and charitable!)

Did the lockout black-out Operation Hat Trick?

If one online report is true, the NHL pushed or the Hurricane Sandy-related charity hockey game in Atlantic City not to be televised.

Relive 2004 Eastern Conference finale tonight

May 22nd, 2004's epic finale between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers will be rebroadcast tonight at 8 PM on Sun Sports.

Sun Sports releases 2012-13 Tampa Bay Lightning broadcast schedule

Though there's no sign the NHL will start it's season on time, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Sun Sports announced the broadcast schedule for the 2012-13 season today.

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