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Goaltending an enigma in Lightning solid start

With a 4-1-0 record, the Lightning seem to be humming along... Up until you look at statistics for goalies Mike Smith and Dan Ellis.

Snowbound: Lightning in Buffalo to face the Sabres (Preview)

Cold in Tampa? Try Buffalo on for size. That's what the BOlts are doing tonight as they square off against the Northeast leading Sabres at HSBC Center in Buffalo.

Lightning and Hockey link dump for Wednesday, July 8th

A few links ffrom around the blogosphere regarding both the Bolts and general league stuff.

Karri Ramo to KHL, and the Tampa Bay Lightning suddenly lack stability in goal

Tampa Bay touted the fact Mike Smith is coming back from Post concussion syndrom and that they were fully confident that their damaged goalie would be 100 percent for next season. With that and ownership instability, they just lost their #2 netminder.

Mike Smith and the Lightning goaltending situation

Goaltender Mike Smith, the Lightning's #1 goalie,  ended up playing  through the effects of Post Concussion Syndrome in December 2008, aggravated things in early January 2009, and has been...

Shuffling the Deck

Karri Ramo (whose name I mispeeled in the previous story) and Jay Leach have been called up by the Bolts. This doesn't get me excited whatsoever. Ramo needs time. Leach? Career AHL'er. Oh, it...

Unstable and Unable

It's a rather simple equation, repeated nightly by the Lightning... It's what's kept me silent for so long - because I thought there would be change as the season progressed... What seems...

Bryzgalov on waivers

RJ had stated this offseason that trading Vaclav Prospal for Anaheim Ducks goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov was a possibility. At least that was the rumor. Forget a trade now, Bryzgalov is on waivers. ...

Johan and the kitties

Johan Holmqvist starts in net tonight for the Lightning against Florida... ... Let me say it again, maybe this will register for some of you die hards and some of you non-die-hards. Johan...

Ready? Steady? D'oh?

RJ's got some choice words for Jay Feaster regarding his comparisons between Nikolai Khabibulin to Johan Holmqvist and Marc Denis:   Steady, not spectacular? Give us a chance? How about be able...

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