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A reflection, a lament, a farewell

People invoke memories of winning the Stanley Cup, or the Rocket Richard trophy; the M-V-P line or Vinny's charitable work... I recollect the player who gave me hope in the Lightning franchise. My thoughts on parting ways with Vincent Lecavalier.

Question of the week: How do you want to celebrate the Bolts 20th anniversary?

Our Question of the Week asks for suggestions to celebrate the Tampa Bay Lightning's upcoming 20th anniversary season.

A Classic Lightning Fan Favorite: Enricco Ciccone

Raw Charge catches up with a Classic Lightning Fan Favorite, former defenceman Enricco Ciccone.

Tampa Bay Lightning 11 AM press conference open thread

11 AM Press Conference at Times Palace, expected to be the naming of Guy Boucher (Gee Boo-Shay) as Head Coach of the Lightning.

Previous first-hires by new Tampa Bay Lightning owners

Jeffrey Vinik's first hiring and how it happened tells us things about the owner. Lets look back at other Lightning owners and what their first hires told us.

Esposito is not a front office cure-all for Lightning

Lightning founder Phil Esposito's name is invoked by long time Lightning fans every time there is an issue with the franchise. While people love Phil in TB, it's not wise to bring Esposito back.

Back to the land of Ludzik

"This is futile," the text message from my buddy Bill read. "They get one a minute in and they're done. It's like the Ludzik days all over again....Every time I watch, there are a couple of new...

Thinking back...

I was 11 or 12 when the Lightning played their first game... Me and my younger brother would hang out at a local sports card shop that was owned by a Canadian gentleman and his wife. This guy...


An Ill Comparison

 Yes, yes, I've "Seen Stamkos". I've seen him get handed a raw deal with expectations through the roof at the beginning of his NHL career.  I've actually had the courage to suggest, publicly, he...

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