National Hockey League Entry Draft

What to expect from Ryan Callahan

Blueshirt Banter's Mike Murphy (known to Raw Charge through his old nickname, Dig Deep) fills us in on Ryan Callahan from a Ranger fan perspective.

Normal Goaltender Development: Age at Draft

Is there an ideal age for goaltenders to be drafted? Do older goalies do better than younger ones?

Normal Goaltender Development: Introduction

What is a "normal" career path for goaltenders drafted into the NHL?

Of long-reads, generalizations, and NHL D-men

Though the article cited is much longer and more fact-filled than it's being given credit for, it's generalizations rubbed me the wrong way... Especially speaking down about Roman Hamrlik.

2013 NHL Draft: What if...?

It's simply idle speculation, but would an NHL team have the the testicular fortitude to try to nab not one but two of the top prospects in the 2013 NHL draft?

Bolts will pick third in upcoming draft

The NHL Draft leaves the Tampa Bay Lightning unaffected and picking third.

2013 draft lottery open thread

The draft order for the 2013 NHL draft starts getting hammered out tonight, and the landing spot for WHL defenseman Seth Jones (projected to go first overall during the draft) will be much more clear.

2012 NHL Draft: Dylan Blujus, Brian Hart, Nikita Gusev among Tampa Bay Lightning's picks

A brief rundown of the Tampa Bay Lightning's selections and moves on Day Two of the 201 NHL Draft.

2012 NHL Draft (day two) open thread

Day two of the 2012 NHL Draft is getting underway this morning from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Feel free to stop by and comment as the day progresses about the Tampa Bay Lightning selections in the draft.

Tampa Bay Lightning select goaltender Andrei Vasilevski with the 19th pick in 2012 NHL Draft

The fans had been lusting after a goalie since the close of the 2012 NHL season. They'd keyed in on a goalie selected during the 2012 NHL draft. And at the 19th selection of the first round, GM Steve Yzerman made dreams come true.


Tampa Bay Lightning select defenseman Slater Koekkoek with the 10th pick in 2012 NHL Draft

In an unpredictable first round of the drat, the Tampa Bay Lightning take part in a run on defense while selecting Slater Koekkoek 10th overall.

2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft (first round) open thread

With the 22nd day of June in the year 2012, the National Hockey League selects to begin its 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Join us four discussion of the 1st round of the draft.

2012 NHL Mock Draft: With the 10th overall pick, Raw Charge selects...

Needs, wants, and bes-on-the-board... Our #10 overall selection in teh SB Nation 2012 mock draft fills an organizational need...

2012 NHL Mock Drafts and the Tampa Bay Lightning

With less than a month until the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, mock drafts of what the Lightning will do are becoming easier to find, with little consistency.

Does the NHL draft system reward failure?

Does the NHL draft system reward failure and encourage teams to perform badly? Do teams use failure to get better?

Nashville's success benefits Tampa Bay Lightning

With the Detroit Red Wings early exit from the 2012 NHL playoffs, the Tampa Bay Lightning secures a mid-first round draft choice.

2012 NHL Draft Lottery open thread

The first step (not really, but it fits for a narrative) to the NHL Entry draft in Pittsburgh is this evening with the Draft Lottery.

Tampa Bay selects Vladislav Namestnikov in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft

Steve Yzerman goes with the London Knights Russian Center with Tampa Bay's 1st pick in the 2011 NHL Draft.

The 2011 NHL Entry Draft Open Thread

We're live on Raw Charge watching and conversing about this year's draft. Join us!

SBN Mock Draft: Lightning select Oscar Klefbom

SB Nation's 2011 NHL Mock Draft continues with the #27th overall selection by the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Question of the Week: What position should the Lightning take with their first round pick?

You be the GM: What position should the Lightning take with their first round pick? The Raw Charge Question of the week.

Radko Gudas ready to face his next challenge

Radko Gudas, a 2010 draft pick by the Lightning, will make his professional debut this season somewhere within the Lightning organization. We check in with him on the cusp of the start of the Traverse City prospect tournament.

Lightning sign D Radko Gudas to entry level contract

Former Everett Silvertips defenseman Radko Gudas signed his entry-level contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.

Brett Connolly video from press conference

Brett Connolly;s post-selection close up.

2010 NHL Entry Draft open thread (and live blog?)

Shut the door, there's a draft!

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