Category Archives: Tampa Bay Lightning

Five teams set to benefit from the rising NHL salary cap

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On June 23rd, 2015, the NHL announced the salary cap will rise for the 2015-16 season from $69-million to $71.4-million. Here are five teams in particular who stand to benefit from the increase and why.


Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning Set for Stanley Cup Final


What once started out as a field of sixteen teams trying to win the Stanley Cup has now been trimmed down to the final two. The Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning are the two opponents who will be facing off against each other to determine who will be the best team in the NHL this season. (more…)

NHL Playoffs Preview: Red Wings vs Lightning

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On Thursday, April 16th, the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning will square off in the first game of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. Tampa is primed for a deep playoff run in the hopes of getting back to their first Stanley Cup since 2004. Standing in their way are the Red Wings, and Mike Babcock expects his squad from Hockeytown to not allow lighting to strike twice. (more…)

Steven Stamkos: The Player to Build A Franchise Around

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During last weekend’s festivities at the NHL All Star Game, Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos openly said he wants to remain in Tampa Bay for a long time, and who can blame him? The question is, are the Lightning willing to pay him a large sum for his services before his contract year expires? (more…)

Game 1, Win 1

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It’s been nearly six months since the Bolts took the ice. After a whirlwind offseason that produced a bevy of new faces, it was finally game time. Last night was the home opener for the Tampa Bay Lightning. As soon as the puck hit the ice on the opening draw, the crowd of more than 19,000 erupted into a thunderous “Let’s go Lightning” chant. (more…)

Looking up at Mt. Olympus

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It’s that time of the year again. In 11 days, I will be taking my stroll through Amalie Arena (formerly The Tampa Bay Times Forum) and into the center of Mt. Olympus, section 307. From there, I will greet my Lightning brethren, The Sticks of Fire, and a new season will commence. And, Lightning fans, you have a lot to look forward to this year. (more…)

Roberts 2014-15 NHL Predictions

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As the 2014-15 season creeps near us it’s time to take a look at the teams around the league and predict where they may finish.