Raw Charge reading links

Just a quick couple of links form around the interewebs.  Not a complete roundup of what is going on in the NHL, or the Boltosphere for that matter, but  it's something to kepe you occupied for a time.

Lightning news:

Boston.com has an interview with Jeff Vinik...  While the "world class organization" motif stays the same, a different dynamic about the man as a hockey fan comes to light as well.  [Boston.com]

The Lightning touch base with James Wright... [Tampa Bay Lightning ]

...Whose Vancouver Giants on the verge of elimination from the WHL playoffs [Vancouver Giants]

Tom Kurvers is running the front office ship while the team remains without a GM...  He's also getting valuable resume padding for when he seeks to become a general manager.  [Lightning Strikes]

I'm not certian fo the source, or the justification, but My NHL Draft's current mock-up of the 2010 NHL Draft has the Lightning taking Nino Neiderreiter 6th overall.  [My NHL Draft]

Hockey news

Marian Hossa has a meeting with the league this afternoon after yesterday's incident versus the Nashville Predators [Pro Hockey Talk]

And debate rages on about the hit.  [On the Forecheck]

Just what happens when Maxim Afinogenov decides to play a pickup game in Alabama? [al.com]

Citi Field in Flushing Meadows, New York is a serious candidate to host the 2011 Winter Classic [Blueshirt Banter]

Don't forget Cassie will be co-hosting NHL Connect Radio tonight from 8:30 PM until 10:30 [Blog Talk Radio]