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Lightning Put 6 on Team Canada Camp Roster

Team Canada announced their selection camp roster yesterday and six of the 32 players are Lightning prospects:

C Mitchell Stephens
C Anthony Cirelli
C Brett Howden
W Mathieu Joseph
W Taylor Raddysh
G Connor Ingram

The Bolt Prospects Podcast, Episode 78

This week’s “Michael Bournival Edition” of the Bolt Prospects Podcast includes the following topics:

· The No. 78
· ¬Call-ups – who and why
· Who’s stepping up in 91’s absence?
· Brayden Point looks permanent
· Why the Preds game shows how far TB has come
· Thanksgiving #BPMailbag (TB still conference contenders? … Next prospect to get excited about … Next draft priority … Exciting vs Business-like … BP history/future? … Howden progress … Green beans and onions … Which prospect is which Thanksgiving dish?)

The Bolt Prospects Podcast, Episode 77

This week’s “Chris Gratton Edition” of the Bolt Prospects Podcast includes the following topics:

· The No. 77
· Oh, the drama
· Stammergeddon IV
· Who needs to step up? Who can step up?
· Stars vs secondary players
· Interview with Tanner Richard
· Kucherov taking final step?
· #BPMailbag returns (11-7 … Are we screwed? … Realistic expectations for Point … Hajek vs Stralman vs Koekkoek … Adult beverages … Triplets vs Stamkov Line … Boyle staying or going? … Imama – our Prospect of the Week – the next Stamkos haha? … Ranking raw talent … Cup window … Next Brayden Point-like debut? … Jonne Tammela comparable)

Crunch's Richard Looks to Improve Skating, Challenge for NHL Job


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Tanner Richard remembers getting the call, taking the ice for warmups, and then hitting the showers.

The Syracuse Crunch center earned his first call-up to the Tampa Bay Lightning last December, but was a healthy scratch and never saw game action. Richard is looking to change that this season.

In a system that's all about high tempo play, Richard has continued to work on his skating in order to take the next step to the NHL.

"You're so close. You can't get any closer than doing the warmups and showering while the guys are walking out getting their names called," the fourth-year pro said. "You can't get any closer than that. It left a little taste in my mouth to just make it to there so that one day I can hear my name called during the game too.

"I used that for motivation this summer. I thought I had a good summer, so hopefully this year it can happen."

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