After a long day of waiting, the Tampa Bay Lightning schedule is released to teh public.
The 2013 NHL schedule gets released on Saturday and the Bolts open their brief camp on Sunday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
Sunday has been a weird day that followed 113 other weird days for hockey fans. Very early this morning, Gary Bettman stood in the middle of a media scrum pressed up against his mortal enemy Don...
You'll see hype, you'll see collective sighs of relief, you'll see rejoicing... But don't get caught up in the revelry. The NHL has aggrieved you, the fans, and an end to the lockout doesn't even begin to make amends.
However loyal you are to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the NHL's legal filings could lead to the cancelling of every contract of every player in the league.
Though Pittsburgh Penguins owner Ron Burkle and captain Sidney Crosby are getting much praise for progress today with talks between teh NHL and the NHLPA, Tampa Bay officials have been major allies.