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The Bolt Prospects Podcast, Episode 83

This is this week’s “Roller Coaster” edition of the Bolt Prospects Podcast includes the following topics:

· The No. 83 and plus/minus franchise leaders
· Lightning roller coaster is out of control
· Follow the bouncing prospects
· Upsides of recent call-ups
· Interview with Syracuse’s Gabriel Dumont
· Interview with rookie pro Ben Thomas
· WJC update

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Crunch's Dumont Continues Push to Make NHL


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Gabriel Dumont’s goals have remained the same since he was a rookie six years ago.

A veteran who has competed in more than 400 AHL games in the Montreal organization, Dumont signed with Tampa Bay last summer with the belief that he could earn a call-up to the Lightning.

Dumont has registered 10 points in 17 games with the Syracuse Crunch this season, as he continues to push for another opportunity in the NHL.

“You always want to work on everything,” Dumont said. “You ask any player. Everybody wants to get better, get faster, get stronger, shoot the puck better. I think the goal is — no matter hold old you are — is to keep improving every day. As long as you’re improving, you won’t fall off the radar.”

The Bolt Prospects Podcast, Episode 82

This is this week’s “Carle-Stralman” edition of the Bolt Prospects Podcast includes the following topics:

· Will the real Tampa Bay Lightning please stand up?
· Down goes Bishop
· Gudlevskis vs Wilcox
· Bishop vs Vasilevskiy
· Expansion draft paralyzing trade market
· Love for Boko
· WJC watch

The Bolt Prospects Podcast, Episode 81 Mailbag

This is this week’s mailbag to accompany the “Jonathan Marchessault Edition” of the Bolt Prospects Podcast.

· Loss to Vancouver still stinging
· Is Sustr’s ice time vs Canucks really that big of a deal? Why?
· Disconnect between forwards and defense? Coach and GM?
· Basically the same roster for three years – is the team stale?
· Why can’t we get analytics charts we can read?
· Is Boko the next Rocket Richard winner? (tongue-in-cheek)
· Boko’s got swag for days. No question, just a statement.
· Johnson for Shattenkirk?
· Cirelli a player or just a really nice Italian boy?
· Junior level prospects garnering excitement?
· Mitchell Stephens production next year in AHL.
· Drouin-Point-Kucherov? Please?
· What shakeups would you make?
· Which prospects are future fan favorites?
· Koekkoek v. Nesterov v. Witkowski
· Can Koekkoek be a top-4 by April?
· Trade targets broken down by category; preference discussed

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