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Lightning Round: 2022 Draft Lottery date set

The Lightning have a first round pick, but won’t be in the lottery.

Detroit Red Wings v Tampa Bay Lightning
TAMPA, FLORIDA - APRIL 19: Brayden Point #21 of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Moritz Seider #53 of the Detroit Red Wings fight for the puck in the second period during a game at Amalie Arena on April 19, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.
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The NHL has announced a date for the NHL Draft Lottery where bottom-feeder teams will get to fight over Shane Wright and the rest of the top prospects in the 2022 Draft. Because we Tampa Bay Lightning fans haven’t had much of a need to pay attention to the first round, here is some background on this year’s class. The Bolts do have their first rounder this year, so it is worth keeping an eye on the prospects available in the late first round. That said, only the bottom 16 teams will participate in the lottery.

The Draft Lottery is on May 10th, while the Draft itself will be on July 7th and 9th in Montreal.

Geo has an article on the site looking at some of the very outlier games in Lightning history. [Raw Charge]

“Darcy Tucker. Good ole Darcy Tucker. The game started off with Tucker picking up a Fighting Major 39 seconds into the game for his first Major. He picked up a double Roughing minor at the beginning of the third period against Lance Pitlick, father of current NHLer Rem Pitlick and uncle of Tyler Pitlick.”

The Syracuse Crunch made some additions to the roster after the Orlando Solar Bears ended their season and are out of the playoffs. The Crunch meanwhile are in a playoff spot in the AHL North Division with six games to go.

Amanda Kessel, with her degree in management, is more qualified to walk into an NHL front office than most all former male players that have walked into a front office. Martin St. Louis and Ryan Getzlaf are two examples just this year alone. I love MSL, but he was coaching 13-year-olds before going straight to the Habs, like really.

In Hockey Canada, their CEO Tom Renney (who got the cushy job after being one of many to ruin the Oilers) has retired. Scott Smith, who looks pretty much the same but with black hair, takes his job.