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Lightning Round: Election Day and Hockey Fights Cancer month in the NHL

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And starting the Top 25 Under 25 a few months late.

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TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 25: Brayden Point #21 of the Tampa Bay Lightning wears a Hockey Fights Cancer Night jersey for pregame warm ups against the Buffalo Sabres at Amalie Arena on November 25, 2019 in Tampa, Florida.
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It’s Tuesday, the day of the presidential election. I hope everyone here who is eligible to cast a vote exercises that right. Your voice and input is valuable in this society.

On Monday, we launched our 2020 Top 25 Under 25 Tampa Bay Lightning prospects ranking series. Profiles will be coming out soon, but for now we want YOUR INPUT! Please follow the links below and give us your ranking of the top 25 players under the age of 25 in the Bolts system. I’ve inputted my list and am very excited to get this all going again. I’ve been waiting for this since the Spring! [Raw Charge]

“Have fun doing it and if you need some refreshers on how some of the prospects performed last season, feel free to go through the archives for the Syracuse Crunch (here), the Orlando Solar Bears (here), previous Top 25 Under 25 posts (here), and this year’s draft profiles (here).”

November is Hockey Fights Cancer month in the NHL. The league has raised $28 million since 1998 when this project was launched. The Lightning Foundation will be taking part in this campaign that will have a bit of a different look this year. [NHL dot com]

“Fans can get involved by sharing their stories using the official hashtag #HockeyFightsCancer and by visiting HockeyFightsCancer.com to donate and download an “I Fight For” card. HFC Merchandise is available at NHLShop.com.”

The Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins have revealed a new alternate jersey for next season! Finally a jersey with something that looks like an actual penguin!

Report from ESPN: Several owners have told Gary Bettman the NHL might be better off financially not playing next season. [RMNB]

“The ESPN story further stated that the NHL would play no fewer than 48 games next season and return to its traditional 16-team playoff next year. The NHL publicly announced that they are targeting January 1, 2021, as its start date, but that still remains far from certain.”

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