Monday, October 15, 2018

Tampa Bay Lightning

Lightning journal: Game-day rituals that resume Saturday

Lightning journal: Game-day rituals that resume Saturday

TAMPA — With the start of another regular season for the Lightning on Saturday against the Panthers at Amalie Arena, game-day rituals and superstitions resume.No game-day ritual is the same among players. Each player does or takes part in somet...
Published: 10/05/18
New Lightning GM Julien BriseBois guided by his three keys to happiness

New Lightning GM Julien BriseBois guided by his three keys to happiness

If Julien BriseBois had to give up sports law, so be it. He wanted out. He had had enough.Every Monday through Thursday, two decades before he would become the seventh general manager of the Lightning, BriseBois arrived at the Heenan Blaikie law firm...
Published: 10/05/18
These teams keep knocking, but just can’t win (the Stanley Cup)

These teams keep knocking, but just can’t win (the Stanley Cup)

Some of the NHL teams that have rap, rap, rapped on the door but have never broken through (or it has been a while) to win the Stanley Cup:Toronto Maple LeafsTechnically, they shouldn't count, since they have won the Stanley Cup 13 times. But they ha...
Published: 10/05/18
Losing Cup confidence? These NHL teams finally broke through

Losing Cup confidence? These NHL teams finally broke through

Some of the NHL teams that eventually broke through and won the Stanley Cup:Washington CapitalsThe poster boys. They were consistently one of the top teams in the NHL with Alex Ovechkin and three Presidents' trophies for most points in the league, bu...
Published: 10/05/18
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Dave Mishkin previews Lightning season filled with expectations

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Dave Mishkin previews Lightning season filled with expectations

Lightning radio voice Dave Mishkin joins Rick Stroud to talk about the 2018-19 season, which gets underway Saturday against the Panthers.Dave talks about what he expects from Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos, Andrei Vasilevskiy and some of the younger...
Published: 10/05/18
Tracking the Lightning’s playoff gains and losses

Tracking the Lightning’s playoff gains and losses

The Lightning's deep playoff runs haven't resulted  in a Cup win, but they have produced valuable lessons.2014-15Lost to the Blackhawks in six games in the Stanley Cup final.Key acquisitions: Anton Stralman (D), Brian Boyle (C), Brenden Morrow (...
Published: 10/05/18
Road to the Cup keeps coming through Tampa, but Lightning needs to switch lanes

Road to the Cup keeps coming through Tampa, but Lightning needs to switch lanes

TAMPA — Our oh-so-close hockey team is back in business.The business of finishing.The Lightning opens its season amid ever-present expectations and the usual memories of expectations dashed.The talent, the returning core, the speed everywhere, ...
Published: 10/05/18
Lightning needs to play with sense of urgency this year

Lightning needs to play with sense of urgency this year

Here we are at another NHL season. I was wondering if Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the party-hearty Washington Capitals had sobered up yet, but they raised their banner Wednesday night, then blew the doors off the Bruins to begin their title defense...
Published: 10/04/18
Schedule limits early game opportunities for Lightning

Schedule limits early game opportunities for Lightning

The Lightning has only one chance to make an impression during the first week of the NHL season. One.From Wednesday night, when the Capitals raised their Stanley Cup banner, until the following Wednesday, the Lightning will play one game. Only the De...
Published: 10/04/18
Breaking down the Lightning’s 2018-19 roster

Breaking down the Lightning’s 2018-19 roster

Here's a look at the Lightning heading into the season. While not all players will start the season with Tampa Bay, all are expected to see time at some point during the season.Steven StamkosSome interesting questions facing the Lightning captain the...
Published: 10/04/18
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