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John Cullen - Pension Plan Puppets


For old time Bolts (and hockey) fans, Pension Plan Puppets -- SB Nation's Toronto Maple Leaf community, had a lengthy post about the former Leaf (and former Bolt) John Cullen. Worth a read for nostalgia

Remember: Partial ticket proceeds going to Red Cross / Haiti Relief


Just a reminder that select tickets on sale for home dates from now unitl the Olympic break wil see proceeds going toward Haitian disaster relief. For more information, please click on the title of this post.l

Blueshirt Banter Radio


I will be joining Jim and The Mouth online around 6 pm Eastern today to help preview this game between the Lightning and the NY Rangers. The show itself starts at 5:30. For more information, click the link above or visit the Blueshirt Banter here on SB Nation. Listen to Blueshirt Banter on Blog Talk Radio

SB Nation's Hockey Roundtable: The State Of The NHL, Part One


Raw Charge's own Cassie McClellan takes part in this league-wide discussion about the state of the game and thing sgoing on.

Off Topic: Tribute Video for Gaines Adams


Any Tampa Bay sports fan should have been shocked by the news that broke today of the passing of former 1st Round draft pick Gaines Adams. While the tragedy is chronicled elsewhere in both long-form and short-form, Niko over at Buc'Em has put together a tribute video to honor of the memory of the fallen defense end.

Admirals coach Darren Rumble dismissed


Former Bolt Darren Rumble has been fired as coach of AHL Norfolk and replaced with Associate Coach and former NHL defenseman Jim Johnson.

Lightning Team Up with Red Cross to Help Haitian Earthquake Victims


The Lightning have announced a special ticket promotion tied to the Red Cross and the Haitian earthquake recovery efforts. for the next eight home games - every game until the Olympic break begins on February 15th, the Lightning will donate a percentage of tickets sold on the Terrace level and on the lower level to the Red Cross. Please read the complete press release by clicking above to get the exact details.

Earthquake In Haiti: How You Can Help - SB Nation


Very off topic but something that is dominating the news right now is the destruction and despair in Haiti after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the island, laying waste to so many homes, businesses, and lives. SB Nation points you in the direction of several charitable organizations regarding where you can donate and help out. Please don't just sit on the sidelines.

Matt Bradley steals Ovechkin's fight


Here's the frame by frame breakdown of Matt Bradley taking over for Alex Ovechkin in fighting Steve Downie - from the other side of center ice. This is from the Washington Post. Still, it's a good breakdown.