Lightning Franchise news

Catering more to off-ice news that reflects the business and advertising efforts by ownership.

Lightning let slip 3rd jersey schedule


The Bolts will wear their new third jersey system 12 times next season. Just when will it be unveiled remains unknown.

Bolts and Crunch talk affiliate extenion


The two clubs discuss exercising an extension option tied to their initial three-year affiliation agreement.

Igniting fans at Bolts games via Sticks of Fire SG


The members of the Sticks of Fire supporters group at the Tampa Bay Times Forum contributed to a lively atmosphere at Tampa Bay Lightning games this past season.

Defenseman Blujus signed to Entry Level Contract


If assigned to Syracuse, Blujus could be a much-needed infusion to a blueline that struggled mightily last season.

Following a Lightning Community Hero


We take a look behind the scenes at all the work that goes into honoring those recognized by the Tampa Bay Lightning's Community Heroes program.

Adieu Vinny


Vincent Lecavalier made the Tampa Bay Lightning a better team as a player but he also made Tampa Bay a better place to live as a member of the community.

Syracuse Crunch at Norfolk Admirals: Observations

In the second of back-to-back games at Norfolk Scope this season, the Syracuse Crunch were still struggling for emotional equilibrium

ESPN gives the Tampa Bay Lightning a top 10 ranking among all pro-sports franchises


ESPN has produced it's 10th annual Ultimate Team Rankings, with the Tampa Bay Lightning cracking the top 10 among all pro-sports franchises.

Florida Panthers hosted 2012 rookie camp and tournament cancelled with thanks to labor situation


The rookie camp in Coral Springs, which the Tampa Bay Lightning were set to participate in, becomes a casualty of NHL labor uncertainty.

Lightning seek local art for 20th anniversary season exhibition


Leading into the Bolts 20th anniversary season, the Lightning make an open call to Tampa Bay artists for artwork submissions.


Lightning to unveil 20th anniversary logo during 2012 NHL Draft watch party festivities


2012-13 represents the Bolts 20th anniversary in the NHL, and the team will get a logo to mark the occasion during Friday's draft watch party.

Welcome to Vinikville: Lightning owner purchases property near the Tampa Bay Times Forum


Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik continues to assert his presence in downtown Tampa by purchasing property across the street from the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Lightning looking for new community heroes


Nominations can now be submitted for consideration to the Tampa Bay Lightning's "Community Heroes" program.

Twentieth anniversary: It starts with Phil


Phil Esposito founded the Tampa Bay Lightning, and as the Bolts enter their 20th year, the franchise is set to honor it's father.

Lightning host Hockey N Heels event


The Tampa Bay Lightning hosted "Hockey N Heels", a program specially designed for women to dreate and develop an appreciation for the game.

Lightning announce launch of Smartphone App


The Bolts are now available to you on-the-go in this smartphone optimized application.

"A Day in the Life" for the Tampa Bay Lightning


If you read the news today (oh, boy) you may have seen that the Florida Orchestra recorded "Be The Thunder" on Thursday, a theme for the Tampa Bay Lightning this season.

For the Lightning, a symphonic storm approaches


The team introductory theme music for the 2011-12 season is set to be recorded on Thursday at the Spring Theatre in Tampa.

BOOM. Lightning bust out new Marketing Scheme


Will you Be The Thunder?

Question of the Week: Whose numbers will never be worn again?


Question of the week: Whose number(s) deserve to eventually be retired by the Tampa Bay Lightning?

Lightning and the "Be the Ticket" campaign


It's a ticket to ride, quite literally. The Bolts launched a campaign for fans to appear on tickets this upcoming season.

Tampa Bay Lightning hockey to return to Orlando after 16 years


At around 2:15 PM this afternoon, the Lightning will unveil plans to play a preseason game at Amway Center in Orlando. It's a bigger event than you'd think - for the sake of team marketing and...

Playoff hangover: NOW what are we supposed to do?


Rallying after a party like the one the Tampa Bay Lightning threw this year can be rough. Here are some hints to help with your recovery.

Tampa Bay's uniform design has reached the end of its thread


Unveiled almost 4 years ago, the 2007 Tampa Bay Lightning logo and jersey system is now all but officially retired.

A History of Nailbiters: Lightning Game Sevens


Hair-Pulling and Nail-Biting: A History of The Lightning's Game Seven Adventures

Revisions of history and where credit really is due


Way off the topic of the NHL playoffs: Credit for the drafting of Steven Stamkos needs to stop being given to a guy who was not even a Tampa Bay Lightning employee at the time!

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