Can parody be seen as celebration? You love the Tampa Bay Lightning and also have a fondness for music, including one of the most potent and influential rock and roll / popular music artists of the 20th century. How about blending the two identities together? Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Utilizing a typeface that mimics what the Beatles used in their logo, The Bolts seems like a fitting send-up for the commonly used nickname for the Lightning. Admit it: When the Lightning are performing t their top capacity, it's like music to your ears. (At this point you likely Insert negative reaction to the effort from game 3 here... Then follow it up with realization there have been positive times in team play through the existence of the club.)
To compliment blending the Beatles and Lightning, a list of 12 albums by the "group" is tacked below the logo including With the Bolts, A Hockey Rink's Night, Cap'n Andy's Stanley Winning Band, and Channelside Drive. It remains to be seen if we could figure out a music track listing for each individual album on the shirt. I do encourage you to use comments below if you come up with some ideas.
The shirt can be had on a grey or plain white t-shirt and is available along with our other fare at the Raw Charge Store, hosted and printed by our friends at Gameday Depot. The guys at the Depot had a hand in helping me finalize this design, and in general they do a fantastic job with custom print shirts and / hoodies.