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The NHL is responsible for Tim Peel’s hot-mic gaffe, and so much more

The NHL must be better.

Opinion: Lightning made right call on not having fans

We will return to games...just not right now

Happiness is a warm Stanley Cup hug

It’s dusty in here.

Tampa Bay Lightning victory is bittersweet

Sure wish we didn’t have to celebrate during a pandemic.

Racism and the slow uptake of the NHL

Why did it take so long for the NHL to get here?

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Gloves Off and Get Out: On JT Brown's Raised Fist

JT Brown's raised fist is even braver in a league where no white player has yet knelt.

The untold truth behind my online name

It’s time for me to be open and honest about myself.

Thoughts and observations on Tampa Bay Lightning bubble players so far in preseason

We’re halfway through the 2019-2020 preseason, who has impressed so far?

The Hall of Fame doesn’t define Lecavalier’s legacy

The Lightning great was passed over in his first year of eligibility. That doesn’t define his importance to Tampa.

Hockey, love, and grief: Why we do this

Another hockey season has ended without the Crunch winning a championship. If winning it all is so elusive, why do we do this?

Should the Tampa Bay Lightning sign Stephen Dhillon?

With the prospects in college and Europe, will this OHL free agent fill the minor league gap?

Kendall Coyne Schofield’s analyst debut tarnished by Pierre McGuire’s mansplaining

This was not a fun game to watch — or to listen to.

From Saskatchewan to Tampa Bay: The Evolution of Slater Koekkoek

The Koekkoek clock is ticking. What should the Tampa Bay Lightning do?

Steve Yzerman did what he felt was best for himself and the Tampa Bay Lightning

Yzerman steps down as general manager and becomes a Senior Advisor to Julien BriseBois—for at least one season.

Editorial: Fandom, analysis, and how they intersect to distort priorities

We need to change the way we analyze sports.

Voices of the Game: Shireen Ahmed is a powerful advocate for women of color in sports

We interviewed Ahmed about her coverage of Muslim women in football.

Voices of the Game: Chris Watkins brings numbers and a critique to the NHL

Watkins talks about how his unique perspective can add to the game.

Of all the bad opinions on Steven Stamkos, Dave Feschuk’s is the worst

The hot take you didn’t know you didn’t need.

Editorial: Well....that could have gone better

Some late night, post-loss thoughts on Tampa Bay Lightning’s game in the Eastern Conference Final.

This week’s Tampa Bay Lightning poll: where’s the party?

This post season, Senior Columnist Clark Brooks will take the pulse of Raw Charge nation with a weekly poll about current or future events and non-happenings, for the sake of accomplishing not much, probably.

Tampa Bay Lightning heading to the ECF because Steve Yzerman is a genius

Getting past the first and second round has become a regular occurrence with Yzerman at the wheel.

Email leaked* to Raw Charge: NHL tells Brad Marchand, Please keep your mouth to yourself

Brad Marchand purportedly facing "severe discipline" for constantly licking and biting everyone. *Not actually leaked to Raw Charge.

When is it appropriate to apologize for a cup check?

About Victor Hedman, Nico Hischier, and Game 3...

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Seen Stamkos?

The curious case of the captain's lack of playoff production.

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New Jersey Devils: What do Bolts need from their players?

GeoFitz4 thinks out loud before the series starts.

What’s wrong with the Tampa Bay Lightning?

It’s pretty simple really.

This week’s Tampa Bay Lightning poll: seeking allies!

This season, Senior Columnist Clark Brooks will take the pulse of Raw Charge nation with a weekly poll about current or future events and non-happenings, for the sake of accomplishing not much, probably.

Betting, Breakfast and the Bolts: a Tampa Bay Lightning game at a sportsbook in Vegas

A somewhat running diary of watching the Lightning in a Las Vegas sportsbook.

Raw Charge’s Russian translator: The Olympics OAR win perpetuates a structure that is ruining the KHL

"It’s all about the effect that these medals will have on the Russian hockey as a whole—or, in our case, lack thereof."

This week’s Tampa Bay Lightning fan poll: What are you looking for in the “second half”?

This season, Senior Columnist Clark Brooks will take the pulse of Raw Charge nation with a weekly poll about current or future events and non-happenings, for the sake of accomplishing not much, probably.

Poll: Are the backup goalies in the Tampa Bay Lightning system underutilized or used just right?

Both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Syracuse Crunch seem to not use their current back up netminders much. Should they use them more, or should they stick to business as usual?

This week’s Tampa Bay Lightning fan poll: How do we feel about the Golden Knights?

This season, Senior Columnist Clark Brooks will take the pulse of Raw Charge nation with a weekly poll about current or future events and non-happenings, for the sake of accomplishing not much, probably.