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Lightning Round: Next up on the Stanley Cup tour - Braydon Coburn

The former Bolt finally gets his day with the Cup

Tampa Bay Lightning Victory Rally & Boat Parade Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

The Stanley Cup made its way to Shaunavon, Saskatchewan home of former Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn. It was a year delayed, but the big blueliner finally had his day with the Cup in his hometown.

The Lightning and the NHL continue to do an excellent job of navigating the trophy’s trip around the globe for the current and former Lightning players who have won it over the past two years. It is somewhat convenient for the league that the Bolts pulled off the back-to-back titles because the logistics of managing two different cup winners would have been much, much more difficult. Maybe we can add that to the list of theories of why the league “wanted” the Lightning to win.

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Mathieu Joseph was back on the ice with some of his friends, including former Bolt Cedric Paquette as he skated in a charity game for Leucan, a pediatric cancer research and support center based out of Quebec.

There is a good chance Mark Giodano will be the first captain in Kraken history. TSN spoke with him about the move to Seattle and his run in Calgary. [TSN]

It’s a good time for lists, right? With no real content out there, how about a list of the top ten hockey cameos in movies? Sadly, Lecavalier and Richards big scene in The Punisher (the Thomas Jane version) was cut so they don’t qualify, but Espo made the list! Although, any hockey movie list that doesn’t have Sudden Death as number one is invalid. [The Hockey News]

Could David Krejci return to Boston? GM Don Sweeney left a sliver of a crack in the door open for the possibility of a return for the veteran forward who is headed to play in the Czech Republic next season. [NBC Sports Boston]

It could be a tough road back to the playoffs, let alone the Stanley Cup Final, for the Montreal Canadiens. A group of Canadian journalists discuss the possibility. [Montreal Gazette - video]

The Toronto Marlies hired a new goaltending coach yesterday. That would normally not really be huge news outside of the Toronto area, but it seems the person hired has had some Tweets/Likes that delve into homophobia, conspiracy theories, and disinformation in regards to vaccines and the January 6th insurrection. Do better Toronto. [Pension Plan Puppets]