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Afternoon Edition Sept 17: Training camp reports, Vinik supports Yzerman

Chris Pronger is still working towards a new normal since being injured two years ago.
Chris Pronger is still working towards a new normal since being injured two years ago.
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Malone hopes to rebound from 'awful year' | Tampa Bay Times
Jon Cooper: "If we're going to have success, we're going to need Ryan Malone."

Owner Jeff Vinik: GM Yzerman 'has my support 100 percent' | Tampa Bay Times
Vinik gives Yzerman his "100% support." "[T]he way to develop a program that’s going to be in the top of the NHL year after year after year is to draft young players and have them develop in the system and be contributors over time. It takes patience, but we’re getting there. These players are coming up and making a difference right now."

Lightning's Labrie an early camp standout | Tampa Bay Times
Nacho knows what working hard can do for you. So he's working hard.

Tampa Bay Lightning counting on veterans, new faces for 2013-14 playoff push - 2013-2014 Season Preview previews the Lightning's season.

Tampa Bay Lightning hope Alex Killorn can break through - 2013-2014 Season Preview
Killorn made progress last season. Will he keep that up?

Lecavalier comparisons dog new Lightning center Filppula | Tampa Bay Times
Fair or unfair, comparisons will be made between Valtteri Filppula and Vinny Lecavalier.


Jordan Nolan not suspended for putting Rusty Klesla on stretcher; watch the hit (Video) - Yahoo Sports
/throws hands in the air/

#NHLrank: Goaltenders - ESPN
This ranking absolutely baffles me. Is it based on last season's performance? On body of work? What? It's just all over the place and ends up being a popularity contest.

Tim Thomas returns to the NHL, in the form of a tryout with the Florida Panthers (Report) - Yahoo Sports
There's no way this isn't fun.

John Tortorella vs. ‘that damn Twitter’ - Yahoo Sports
Won't someone please think of the sandwiches?

Bruins coach Julien conflicted by hybrid icing | ProHockeyTalk
Yes, Coach, I can see how this will strangle the offense almost as much as losing a player for an entire season due to a broken leg would.

Ovechkin on NHL’s new no-tuck jersey rule: ‘I think it’s kind of stupid’ | ProHockeyTalk
I mean, sure, jersey-tuckers are evil and should be shunned but this is a little ridiculous.

ESPN NHL The new normal for Chris Pronger

"A lot of the stuff that I'm doing now is more eye related, vestibular related," he said. "It's not concussion or what have you. I still get symptoms, but I think a lot of those are due to my eye. There's a lot of the things that still trouble me are things that are associated with my vestibular system and my ocular system and those are things that's an ongoing process."

Lecavalier on signing in Philly: 'I wanted to be in a hockey market'
I can't blame the guy. It's not like he could have stayed in Tampa.

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