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With team bonding a priority, Lightning could move training camp out of town



The Tama Bay Lightning, which traditionally holds training camp at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon, has at least considered moving it out of town this year. Orlando and Estero are possible destinations. It also could be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

"Until we know when we will start, how many days of practice and what our schedule will look like, won’t make any plans,” GM Steve Yzerman wrote in a text message.

Boucher, speaking generally, said he is searching for ways for players to quickly bond, especially considering what will be a short training camp.

“You’ve got to do some team building stuff,” he said. “You’ve got to get the guys enclosed. They have to be together all day.”

And that is much easier to do on the road.

[Last modified: Monday, January 7, 2013 5:17pm]


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