Content regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning organization.
Submitted by pete on October 8, 2005 - 21:49
In the words of the godfather of soul, "My brother get ready, that's a fact! [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020032.HTM]Get ready you mother... for the big pay back."[/url]
Crazy ending whereby some questionable officiating nearly handed the Panthers a point, however John Grahame was large. PantherNation will spin this as proof of their impending playoff ascendency, but I prefer to look at it as John Grahame being able to match the best young goaltender in the game, Luongo, pretty much save for save the past two nights. The Lightning's offense is going to eventually come around. It's an inevitability. Goaltending was the question mark and so far John Grahame has the answer.
Submitted by pete on October 7, 2005 - 21:19
A revolting lack of effort by the top lines [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020023.HTM]left John Grahame without any goal support.[/url] Through preseason and now this effort, I believe it's a fair criticism to mention a championship hangover. Timo Helbling finished with an even rating in 12:13 worth of ice time.
These two teams square off again tomorrow night. Another effort like this one and expect John Tortorella to lash out with Biblical amounts of wrath.
Submitted by pete on October 5, 2005 - 21:31
The Lightning raised the banner, then lowered the boom on the Carolina Hurricanes. A full stat sheet [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20052006/GS020008.HTM]can be found courtesy NHL.com.[/url] Multi-point nights for Prospal, Fedotenko and the timeless Dave Andreychuk. Timo Helbling -1 in 11:59 of ice time in his first NHL game.
Submitted by pete on October 2, 2005 - 22:06
According to Erik Erlendsson of the Trib, [url=http://bolts.tbo.com/lightning/MGBGD2T1CEE.html]the Lightning are currently in contract negotiations with 19 year old defenseman Andy Rogers
.[/url] The deadline to sign Rogers will be at 5pm Monday otherwise Rogers will have to be returned to his junior team, Prince George of the WHL. The mere fact that the Lightning are seriously discussing a contract with Rogers is likely an indication the club is favoring the blueliner over his competitor Timo Helbling. However, nothing is set in stone, and the team could still return Rogers to junior within 10 NHL games played.
Submitted by pete on October 2, 2005 - 14:15
I'd rather have Luongo burn a performance like this in the preseason rather than when the bullets are real. Timo Helbling gets his last chance to impress today before the final cut.
1. Florida- Hagman, (Gratton) (SH)
2. Florida- Huselius, (Olesz)
3. Florida- Hagman, (Huselius, Gratton)
4. Florida- Horton, (Weiss) (PP)
Loss: John Grahame, 17/21 (2/2)
1. Richards (0)
2. St. Louis (X)
3. Lecavalier (X)
And the preseason mercifully comes to a conclusion.