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Jon Jordan established himself as one of the web's most reliable resources on the Tampa Bay Lightning for four-plus seasons, covering the Bolts for HockeyBuzz.com and then Kukla's Korner, as well as contributing several guest spots around the web and in print, including Yahoo! Sports, McKeen's Hockey, AOL Fanhouse, NBC/Versus and of course, a stint right here at HI. "JJ" has offered his opinion as a guest on dozens of radio shows across the US and Canada, most notably featured on SiriusXM's NHL Home Ice, and co-founded and co-hosted "The Bolts Beat" podcast (formerly known as "BoltsBuzz Radio") which ultimately became "Hockey Night in Tampa Bay" on the local airwaves at ESPN1040 in Tampa. Outside of hockey, Jon co-founded and served as contributing editor for LockedInMMA.com, focusing on the Florida fight scene and covers college basketball for Sports Direct, Inc. After stepping away from hockey coverage almost completely for the 2011-12 season, Jon will contribute intermittently here again in 2012-13.

NY ISLANDERS vs PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ROUNDTABLE PREVIEW

NY ISLANDERS vs PITTSBURGH PENGUINS ROUNDTABLE PREVIEW

  It’s an 8 seed versus a 1 seed.   The up-and-comer taking on a Cup-chasing, playoff-proven contender.   We have a singular superstar and a veteran goalie leading the underdog’s charge against a relative murderer’s row of names.   But the New York Islanders/Pittsburgh Penguins quarterfinal matchup carries significant intrigue and no shortage of [...]

While I Was Sleeping

While I Was Sleeping

Well, well, well… Look what the cat dragged in… It has been more than a minute since I last made an appearance in the old blogosphere but, despite my many efforts to convince myself that I was done forever, I am back. So where the hell have I been? Before we get to that, some [...]

The Bolts Beat, 9/21/10

The Bolts Beat, 9/21/10

In this week’s edition of The Bolts Beat, Mike and Jon talk about some of the first impressions of training camp, who stood out, who did not and take another preseason look at the Southeast Division with TBL.com contributor Mark Pukalo. And Jon’s delusions about the New York Jets only get worse… Powered by Podbean.com [...]

The Bolts Beat, 9/13/10

The Bolts Beat, 9/13/10

In the latest episode of The Bolts Beat, JJ and co-host Mike Corcoran discuss Dan Ellis’ recent Twitter troubles and the many (over?)reactions thereof, look ahead to training camp opening this weekend, Tampabaylightning.com contributor, Mark Pukalo, stops by again to discuss some intriguing position battles ahead for the Lightning and the boys have a little [...]

The Bolts Beat, 09/03/10: With Special Guests Steve Downie and Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski

The Bolts Beat, 09/03/10: With Special Guests Steve Downie and Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski

In the latest episode of The Bolts Beat, JJ and co-host Mike Corcoran visit with Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steve Downie to discuss last season’s individual success, off-season training with Gary Roberts, rivalries and much more. Puck Daddy editor Greg Wyshynski drops in as well and touches on Ilya Kovalchuk, the recent Mt. Blogmore series, [...]

No Bats in Norfolk? New Ads Coach Can Only Hope

No Bats in Norfolk? New Ads Coach Can Only Hope

Prior to yesterday’s introducion as the new head coach of the AHL Norfolk Admirals, the only time the casual hockey fan may have heard of Jon Cooper is from his involvement in what became known as “Bat-Gate”, during his tenure as head coach and general manager of the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers. In case you’d [...]

The Bolts Beat, with Jon Jordan and Mike Corcoran

The Bolts Beat, with Jon Jordan and Mike Corcoran

In today’s episode of The Bolts Beat, Mike and Jon discuss the Lightning goaltending situation (and silly fans wishing for Antti Niemi), Tomas Kaberle/Ryan Malone rumors, reach into the Bolts Beat mailbag again to answer questions and take an early look at how we see the Southeast Division in 2010-11. Click below for the latest [...]

Lightning Could Use a Resolution on Ranger

Lightning Could Use a Resolution on Ranger

As the Tampa Bay Lightning’s stabilizing summer continues, it seems as though one question mark after another gets washed away on a near daily basis. From Steve Yzerman’s appointment as general manager, to his magic act of shedding two bad contracts for lofty returns, to yesterday’s underrated depth signing of center Dominic Moore, need areas [...]

The Bolts Beat, with Jon Jordan and Mike Corcoran

The Bolts Beat, with Jon Jordan and Mike Corcoran

In today’s episode, we review the Lightning’s acquisition of Simon Gagne, Jon finally admits (sort of) that Mike was right, we answer all your questions in the Bolts Beat mailbag, talk about the current state of the team and where they might go from here and, finally, Jon “LeBron” Jordan makes his big announcement for [...]

Quite the Coup After All: Trade Price for Gagne Well Worth the Risk

Quite the Coup After All: Trade Price for Gagne Well Worth the Risk

So, yeah, I’ve spent much of the last week preaching every reason I could think of as to why Steve Yzerman and the Tampa Bay Lightning should not acquire Simon Gagne from the Philadelphia Flyers and I did so in several forums. Here, where comments and responses elsewhere were split – about 50/50, in terms [...]

The Bolts Beat, with Jon Jordan and Mike Corcoran

The Bolts Beat, with Jon Jordan and Mike Corcoran

In this episode of The Bolts Beat, Mike and Jon discuss the recently completed prospect camp, the potential for moves the team should or should not make and, as always, Mike’s “Missed Call of the Week” and Jon’s “What the Hell Was That?!?” segments. We also reach into The Bolts Beat mailbag to answer your [...]

Gagne to Tampa Anything but "Methodical"

Gagne to Tampa Anything but “Methodical”

I exchanged several tweets with Tampa Bay Lightning fans this morning after sharing my opinions on reports that the Bolts should/could/might be interested in acquiring Philadelphia Flyers forward Simon Gagne. I came away slightly disheartened. Have we learned nothing from the last two summers? Granted, making a play for a proven commodity in Gagne wouldn’t [...]

Tonight's Young Guns Game Concludes Lightning Development Camp: 2010-11 Forwards in the Mix?

Tonight’s Young Guns Game Concludes Lightning Development Camp: 2010-11 Forwards in the Mix?

While Tampa Bay hockey fans with an eye on this week’s development camp are currently getting a look at a crop of players who could make up a significant portion of the Lightning’s core somewhere down the road, they could very well be witnessing a player or two competing in tonight’s camp-concluding Young Guns Game [...]

The Bolts Beat, 07/09/10: With Special Guest, Dan Ellis

The Bolts Beat, 07/09/10: With Special Guest, Dan Ellis

In the latest installment of The Bolts Beat, Jon and Mike catch up with the Lightning’s newest goaltender, Dan Ellis and discuss the latest off-season happenings for the Bolts, including more unrestricted free agent signings, a couple of restricted free agents re-upping in Tampa, Mike’s recent sit-down with Lightning head coach Guy Boucher, the upcoming [...]

Lightning Off-Season Rolling Along

Lightning Off-Season Rolling Along

Well, look what the cat dragged in? Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you, folks. Yup, it’s that guy (and in written form, no less!) Formerly of ‘Da Buzz, currently the co-host of The Bolts Beat podcast and soon to be a permanent fixture as a featured contributor at another prominent hockey web site (to [...]

The Bolts Beat Podcast, with Mike Corcoran and Jon Jordan

The Bolts Beat Podcast, with Mike Corcoran and Jon Jordan

Former HockeyBuzz.com Tampa Bay Lightning correspondent, Jon Jordan, and Creative Loafing’s Lightning writer, Mike Corcoran stop in for a cameo here at Hockey Independent with the second episode of The Bolts Beat – a relaunch/rebranding of the podcast formerly known as BoltsBuzz Radio. On this week’s episode, Jon and Mike work out their recent differences [...]

The Bolts Beat Podcast, with Mike Corcoran and Jon Jordan

The Bolts Beat Podcast, with Mike Corcoran and Jon Jordan

Former HockeyBuzz.com Tampa Bay Lightning correspondent, Jon Jordan, and Creative Loafing’s Lightning writer, Mike Corcoran stop in for a cameo here at Hockey Independent with the debut episode of The Bolts Beat – a relaunch/rebranding of the podcast formerly known as BoltsBuzz Radio.