Business of Hockey
It's time for civic leaders to follow Lightning owner Jeff Vinik's lead and start sprucing up the Channelside District.
Tuesday night open thread asks the question to the fans: What one of these would.... Wait. You'll just have to just stop by and see for yourself.
Hockey fans are fond of labeling cities as hockey cities and non-hockey cities. But every city can be a hockey city, if things are done the right way.
WIth the NFL & NBA currently locked out, the NHL could have the major league sports landscape to itself after the World Series. Is this a golden opportunity?
The Atlanta-Winnipeg situation is apparently resolved. However, there seem to be fewer answers to the question of where to play going forward.
Raw Charge question of the week: What is the message behind the Lightning jersey makeover? Raw Charge polls bloggers from around the bolt-o-sphere for their take on the Lightning jersey change
Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch has reportedly attempted to push Ken Holland up to team president in order to keep Steve Yzerman -- and promote him to Red Wings general manager.
Lightning founder Phil Esposito's name is invoked by long time Lightning fans every time there is an issue with the franchise. While people love Phil in TB, it's not wise to bring Esposito back.
Vincent Lecavalier's name keeps popping up, tied to the potential sale of the Lightning to Jeffrey Vinik. Trade speculation is healthy, but trade speculation that is tied to a team's sale to make the numbers work is a disaster in the making.
Reports from The Hockey News suggest Jeffery Vinik is negotiating with the NHL to buy the Lightning.
Potential locally represented groups wait in the wings, waiting for the moment to jump-in. That time, however, is now.
An unverified report from the Macomb Daily suggests that OK Hockey has gone into default on their loan from Palace Sports and Entertainment.
The Tampa Bay Lightning ownership situation gets murkier as a potential investor drops his bid to invest in the team.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have been working thru their ownership issues. However, conflicting reports keep surfacing. What's going on?
contradictory reports have come out this evening about Lightning owner Len Barrie. One has him walking away from the Lightning and another says he is on the verge of a partnership. Which source do you trust?
There has been a lot of good press fo the Lightning this past week in Tampa Bay. That took a turn on Sunday, reminding local groups that issues of Lightning team ownership need to be settled for the good of the region.