Tampa Bay Lightning

Content regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning organization.

How Many Games?

How many games will it take before Lightning faithful begin to see what everyone else does? Before the Message Board posters take a step back and realize the Emperor has no clothes? Before the Lightning power play using the same umbrella scheme and similar personnel begins to frustrate again? Before the 600-pound gorilla missing shots wide on Richards' Left Wing is noticed or addressed? Before even the most ardent Luke Richardson supporters admit he's lost more than a step? Before the trumpeters of Filip Kuba attain an inkling of his struggles grasping Ramsay's system? Before all the baseless confidence entrusted to Marc Denis in net is eroded away by multiple goals against each night?

TSN Pre-season Power Ranks Bolts 24th

TSN first power ranking just posted today with Detroit at the top - here is their SE Division power pics with Tampa at 4th in division ! * Carolina - 9th * Atlanta - 17th * Florida - 18th * Tampa - 24th * Wash - 28th Guess they are unimpressed with our off-season moves.

Preseason Game Night 9/30: Lightning at Stars

Pretty disconcerting collapse from a 3-0 lead. TB-3 DAL-4 (OT) Marc Denis stopped 21 of 22 shots faced through 2 periods before giving way to Johan Holmqvist who allowed 3 goals on 15 shots faced for the loss. Ruslan Fedotenko led the way offensively in his first game back from injury with 2 assists. The Lightning goals were scored by Vaclav Prospal, Dimitry Afanasenkov and Tim Taylor. Individual helpers went to Vincent Lecavalier, Brad Richards, [url=nick-tarnasky]Nick Tarnasky[/url] and Eric Perrin. The Lightning were outshot 37 to 20 in the game and went 1-for-6 on the power play. Game sheet from [url=http://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20062007/GS010102.HTM]NHL.com[/url]. Doug Janik played 24:48 of even hockey with 2 shots and 3 hits. Perrin played 12:11 of even hockey with 1 shot and 1 hit. He was also 42% on draws. Tarnasky played 7:30 and was +1 with 2 hits and 1 blocked shot.

Players Present at Practice Indicate Final Roster

In his blog today, Erik Erlendsson reports the following players took to the ice for practice today, indicating what the final roster will look like: Vaclav Prospal - Vincent Lecavalier - Ruslan Fedotenko Dmitry Afanasenkov - Brad Richards - Martin St. Louis Ryan Craig - Andreas Karlsson - Nikita Alexeev Nick Tarnasky - Tim Taylor - Eric Perrin (No mention of Rob DiMaio, who is out indefinately with a Grade 2 concussion) Filip Kuba - Dan Boyle Nolan Pratt - Cory Sarich Doug Janik - Luke Richardson (Paul Ranger did not skate today) Marc Denis Johan Holmqvist

The Roster: Where We Stand

As the Lightning get down toward their final cuts we can finally get a good picture of what the team will look like on opening night and how it will effect the Springfield Falcons:
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