Tampa Bay Lightning’s 17th annual Bolt Run will be held on on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at Amalie Arena. As usual, the race will have three different events -- a 5K, 5-Mile, and 1-Mile Family Fun Run. Proceeds from the Bolt Run will go in part to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the March of Dimes. Thank you so very much to everyone who participates — your kindness makes the world go round. All participants get one free ticket to a TBL game, among other things. [TBL]
The only other news about the team was literally the news we wrote. Translated from Sovsport.ru: Nikita Kucherov’s favorite starting lineup? Two Swedes, Stamkos, and Malkin. If you haven't read it yet, you're in for a treat! [Raw Charge]
What are you doing, Cally?
First time I have put the up in August. Kids are very confused right now . pic.twitter.com/FI6E8LVbwB— Ryan Callahan (@TheRealCally24) August 18, 2017
Chiefs' 2017 training camp team names announced: "This year’s teams will be Team Johnson, Team Sawyer and Team Ryan, honoring former Chiefs Tyler Johnson (2007-11), Kevin Sawyer (1992-95) and Derek Ryan (2003-07), respectively." D'awwww. [KHQ]
NHL Power Rankings Based On Positional Rankings: "After ranking all 31 teams by positional strength in terms of forwards, defencemen and goaltenders, I totalled those rankings and divided that number by three — rounding down or up, if need be, for an average ranking." [THW]
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Tampawood? Lightning owner Jeff Vinik backs film company pursuing global blockbusters: "The Tampa Bay Lightning owner and entrepreneur invested in a new film company called Mandalay Endurance Media Ventures." Huh. [Tampa Bay Times]
Our SBNation Rays sibling site wrote about the monuments. Rays will provide funding to help remove Confederate monument in Tampa: "On Thursday, the Rays released a statement along with the two other major Tampa Bay sports franchises, the Buccaneers and the Lightning, that all three teams would provide financial support to aid in the removal of a Confederate statue." [DRays Bay]
What are you up to, Matt Sammon??!!