Friday afternoon Lightning / Hockey links

Lightning News

Damian Cristodero reports that the dispute between Allan Walsh (representing Stephane Veilleux) and the Tampa Bay Lightning has been resolved... [Lightning Srikes]

...and Jon Jordan begs the question just why Walsh made a public spectacle of things?  He invokes the name of former Lightning GM (and former Octagon Sports Agent / Walsh friend) Brian Lawton. [Hockey Buzz]

...all while the Sporting News says criticism of Vinik over this situation is unfounded.  Especially the sentiment that Vinik may very well be another tight pursed owner.  [The Sporting News]

An interview with Steven Stamkos, recapping things from his Junior A career to the Rocket Richard. [The Good Point]

Speaking of Stam-the-Man, don't forget to vote for him for the Play of the Year!  There is no limit on how often you can vote. [TSN]

Yzerman Vs. McGuire for the Lightning GM role.  Hilarity ensues. [View from My Seats]

Don't forget the Flyers/Bruins Game Seven watch party tonight at Times Palace. It's all happening at the XO Club. [Bolt Report]

General Hockey stuff

Yahoo Sports has launched a companion hockey blog for Puck Daddy.  Buzzing The Net will cover all things CHL [Buzzing The Net ]

Twelve random thoughts on the NHL [ESPN Page 2]

After learning a hard lesson that "Puck Bunny" is not a great phrase to describe female hockey fans in general, Don't Trade Vinny comes up with a few more phrases that are socially unacceptable among the hockey faithful  [Don't Trade Vinny]

Some alternative NHL awards [On the Forecheck]

Sidney Crosby suffers from Hayden Christensen Syndrome. [Battle of California]