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Blog: Nesterov Project Had to End


Nikita Nesterov was dealt to Montreal for a sixth round pick and Jonathan Racine yesterday just prior to the Lightning's overtime loss in Sunrise. It marked Lightning GM Steve Yzerman’s first NHL player trade since February 9, 2015, when he sent Evgeni Nabokov to San Jose for future considerations.

Scoring the overtime winner for Florida in the first game of the post-Nesterov “era” was none other than Jonathan Marchessault, and thank you, hockey gods, for giving us a direct comparison of two players who were handled differently for the Lightning in Nesterov and Marchessault.

Blog: Early Roster Analysis

This month’s blog entry comes at you in lieu of a podcast. When we created this site over a decade ago our family and professional lives were a lot different, and life keeps finding new ways to get in the way. So, I’m writing this on one of USA’s highways on the way to a family vacation destination (from the passenger seat — don’t type on a laptop and drive, kids).

Is it just me, or could Steve Yzerman stare down the angel of death and win?

“Steve, I’ve come to take you. It’s your time.”

“No it’s not.”

“Okay, my mistake. Bye.”

#BPMailbag for November 19, 2015


This week there were so many questions into the #BPMailbag I ran out of time to address them like I usually do on the Bolt Prospects Podcast.

So here’s the text version. You can make up your own voice inflections and sarcasm.

Post-Deadline Review

In case you missed it, here were my initial reactions to the Lightning's trades yesterday morning: click here

Now that the deadline has come and gone and Yzerman has spoken about his decisions, some thoughts...

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