Fanshots

Concrete covers the War Memorial expansion

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The Onondaga County War Memorial's goal to turn their smaller-than-regulation-size rink into a 200-foot NHL-sized arena by opening night is coming closer and closer to reality. Concrete was poured and smoothed this morning, reports Crunch COO Jim Sarosy.

Stamkos -- Seen!

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Training sessions with Gary Roberts in Ontario, and a ripped Steven Stamkos is participating.

The preacher invokes the puck again

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The Rev. Tyler Moore's church signs brought in international attention during the Lightning's playoff run this past spring (oh, and we interviews him too. That being said, it's fitting the most common question among hockey fans in general is invoked by Moore.

any chance?

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with years of great drafting, perhaps in this rare instance, trading your superstar might make the most sense?

Preseason Tickets available!

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Pre-season tickets went on sale. Prices start at $6.75 ($14.25 with fees) for the first game on September 22 against the Nashville Predators!

Marty speaks

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I know there were plenty of people who were very hurt and angry when I left the Lightning, but it was just the right time for something new for my family and me. It was one of the most difficult choices of my career, but I’ve never been scared of tough decisions. Being scared of making a decision should never be what stops you from making the right one.

Martin St. Louis, The Players Tribune

Cody Kunyk signs with DEL team

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Cody Kunyk has signed a one year contract with Wolfsburg of the DEL in Germany. His first full professional year in North America was a disappointment and after signing a two year ELC (the first year was burned at the end of 2013-2014 immediately after signing) he was not re-signed or tendered a contract as a restricted free agent by the Lightning. As an older prospect, he really needed to shine in the AHL to earn a second contract and he didn't do that with only 10 goals and 16 assists for 26 points in 69 regular season games with the Syracuse Crunch.

The NFL preseason would be more exciting if it were hockey

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After the first weekend of the NFL preseason, and still a month before any form of NHL function (in the form of prospect camps and tournaments)... Well, this sucks.

FanShot: A TampaCuse themed faceoff in Quebec City

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Pierre Cedric LaBrie and Jonathan Marchessault face off at Le Boot Camp in Quebec City this evening. Labrie (y) & Marchessault (o) taking the faceoff, Witkowski's (o) on the blue line, & Barberio's (y) at the center hashmarks.

NHL '16's Be A Pro trailer

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From an email from EA Sports: Today EA SPORTS released the latest NHL16 developer diary showcasing how you can shape your legacy in the new Be A Pro game mode. With an all-new progression system, now your on-ice actions will directly influence the attributes you earn, ensuring your Pro will reflect the way you play. Whether it’s turning into a bruising power forward, focusing on finishing your checks, and getting into the occasional scrap - NHL 16 puts the control in your hands. On the bench, your coach will grade your on-ice play based on your offense, defense and team play. All-new off-ice training helps take your progression to the next level, allowing you to manage your weekly workout time and ensure you’re always building your skillset to stay at the top of your game. Finally, to help perfect your skills, there’s the all-new Visual On-Ice Training feature – adaptive visual aids project shooting targets, passing lanes, open teammates, and more.