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Statistics and Analysis

For statistical discussion about the Tampa Bay Lightning and the NHL overall

Who should sit out now that the new guy is here?

Tanner Jeannot is in, who should be out?

Time for the Lightning to dig in and get better on the road

A look at their home and road splits (it’s not pretty)

Lightning shake up defensive pairings prior to game against Avalanche

The Cole/Cernak combo is getting a little bit of a break

Looking back at the Tampa Bay Lightning’s October

The first month of the season was a mixed bag of results

An early look at the Lightning defensive pairings

Have they figured out who plays with who (whom? whomst?)

Managing Andrei Vasilevskiy’s workload down the stretch will be a key factor for the Lightning

How much rest will the Big Cat get heading into the playoffs?

Rookies Taylor Raddysh and Boris Katchouk are starting to settle in to the NHL

It was a rough start, but they’re looking better.

Morning After Thoughts: Tampa Bay found a way to steal Game 1, but they’ll need to be better if they want to win the series

Vasilevskiy. That is all.

Morning After Thoughts: Lightning’s top players have been driving the bus all postseason

Your best players have to be your best players.

Morning After Thoughts: Were Bruins the best? Lightning’s depth says no

Boston was never the de facto best team in the East.

Prospect dragons: Contextualizing NHL draft pick values

I’m tired of not understanding draft pick value so I wrote this.

Standings points make more sense than wins for replacement level metrics in hockey

Let’s get pedantic.

NHL Power Rankings: Post trade deadline edition

Let’s rank the NHL teams according to their power.

Draft pick valuation and whether or not the Lightning overpaid in Barclay Goodrow trade

What’s the real difference between first and third round picks?

Analysis of the Tampa Bay Lightning trade for Sharks forward Barclay Goodrow

Whomst? This is whomst.

Trade deadline options for the Tampa Bay Lightning if Erik Cernak’s injury is long term

Let’s run down all the defenders on the trade bait board.

The Tampa Bay Lightning power play drought: Bad process or bad luck?

The Bolts finally started to snap out of their dry spell last night.

Tampa Bay Lightning 10 Game Report: They are who we thought they were

60 down, 22 to go.

Yanni Gourde’s goal drought: Almost time to call a priest

Anyone know a good exorcist?

Tampa Bay Lightning Ten Game Report: Arguably the best team in the NHL once more

Yep, they’re back.

Brayden Point is one of the best players in the NHL and deserves Hart Trophy buzz

Calgary is known for their Harts. Brayden Point can give them another.

Putting numbers to two common goalie terms: Steals and quality starts

Let’s count some stuff.

Andrei Vasilevskiy is the latest Lightning goalie to struggle under coach Frantz Jean

The long-time Bolts goalie coach doesn’t have a good track record.

True or False: Andrei Vasilevskiy’s struggles are due to the Lightning’s defensive play

Tampa’s $9.5 million goalie’s results are increasingly worrisome.

Tampa Bay Lightning Ten Game Report: Don’t look now but they might be good

After thirty games, the Bolts are finally playing well.

Is Jon Cooper to blame for the Lightning’s place in the standings?

And if not, then who?

How good do you think Yanni Gourde is? He’s better than that

I will keep writing these until folks stop underrating him.

Lightning stars are a big part of the team’s slow start on offense

The Lightning need their best players to be their best players.

Lightning frustrate fans with poor play

We’re all tired of watching this.

Parade to the box: The Lightning have an early season penalty problem

Stay out of the box!!!

How are the Lightning’s summer acquisitions fitting in so far?

Who’s pulling their weight and who isn’t?

Risky business: The Andrei Vasilevskiy contract

Sorry about the bad headline.