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Team Canada Debate

Team Canada Debate

Well the moment we’d all been waiting for has come and gone. The debate is over…. or is it? Hopefully you’ve had time to digest Steve Yzerman’s Team Canada selections better than that Cronut Burger you had this summer at the CNE. There were limited whispers as Yzerman fumbled his way through his rationale as [...]

My Team Canada

My Team Canada

I fought off the urge to write this blog for months but I couldn’t resist anymore. With the impending announcement of the Team Canada Olympic Men’s Hockey Team, I thought I’d follow suit and post my Team Canada Olympic team like every other blogger. I originally wanted to take another angle and focus more on [...]

Bergeron’s Pair Lifts Bruins to 3-1 Win Over Leafs

Bergeron’s Pair Lifts Bruins to 3-1 Win Over Leafs

BOSTON, MA– For the first time since last April’s infamous overtime ending in Game 7 of their tightly-fought first round playoff series, the Boston Bruins were on the ice against old friend Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs. After getting off to a slow start in each of their last few games, the Black [...]

Will some of the NHL's most important silverware stay with their current owners, or fine new homes in 2013-14?

Hockey Independent Roundtable: 2013-14 Season Predictions Part III – The Big Winners, Surprises And Disappointments

In the third installment of Hockey Independent’s predictions roundtable,  Cris Cohen, Seth Levin, Christopher Triantafilis and Benjamin Woodward  dust off their crystal balls one final time to predict which teams will surprise, disappoint and win it all. They also guess who will take home some of the major hardware at the end of the season. Biggest Surprise Cohen (@CC_927) Columbus Blue [...]

Bailey's Gym?

The Curious Case of Josh Bailey

Josh Bailey was the first ever first round pick of Garth Snows master plan.  Even though there was a draft prior to the ’08 draft, and even though we are told Garth actually doesn’t draft, let’s just go with the premise that a rebuild started with Bailey.  One could argue that the Islanders made the [...]

Bruins Rally Past Bolts for Sixth Consecutive Victory

Bruins Rally Past Bolts for Sixth Consecutive Victory

BOSTON, MA-  It was a clash of two squads seemingly headed in opposite directions on Saturday afternoon as the Tampa Bay Lightning, mired in a four-game losing streak, paid a visit to the red-hot Boston Bruins, winners of five consecutive contests. At first, it appeared as if the more desperate of the two teams would [...]

Jekyll and Hyde Lightning Team at a Crossroads

Jekyll and Hyde Lightning Team at a Crossroads

In the first seven games, the Tampa Bay Lightning scored 37 goals and went 6-1. Over the last four games, three on the road, the Bolts have scored six goals and lost all four contests. Tampa Bay is now 6-5 and leads the Carolina Hurricanes and Winnipeg Jets by one point in the Southeastern Division. [...]

High Flying Bolts Getting Contributions From Everyone

High Flying Bolts Getting Contributions From Everyone

After six games the Tampa Bay Lightning is 5-1 with ten points and are riding a four game winning streak The Bolts are first in the Southeast division, three points ahead of the Winnipeg Jets. Tampa Bay is second in the Eastern Conference, one point behind the Boston Bruins. The Bolts are the third best [...]

Lightning Showing Improvement In Key Areas

Lightning Showing Improvement In Key Areas

After three games the Tampa Bay Lightning are 2-1, with four points and are first in the Southeast division. While it is all but impossible to glean much information from such a small sample of play, the Bolts are showing signs of improvement on defense and in the net. Tampa Bay opened the season at [...]

Tampa Bay Lightning 2013 Training Camp Photo Essay

Tampa Bay Lightning 2013 Training Camp Photo Essay

If you didn’t make it out to the Lightning‘s training camp in Estero, Florida, here is what it looked like through the trained eye of photographer Susan Ferlita. Enjoy!                                       Follow me on Twitter @LightningShout and “Like” Hockey Independent Lightning on [...]

Game On! Tampa Bay Lightning 2013 Opening Night Roster

Game On! Tampa Bay Lightning 2013 Opening Night Roster

Official NHL rosters aren’t due until tomorrow at 5:00 pm, but after stating the team that practices on Friday will be the opening night squad, Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher has decided on his 2013 team. At noon today, Mike Angelidis, JT Wyman, Matt Taormina and Kyle Wilson were placed on waivers with the intent of [...]

2013 Eastern Conference Power Rankings

2013 Eastern Conference Power Rankings

The 2013 NHL season is no longer an 82 game marathon, but instead is a 48 game dash to the finish line. Will teams that had multiple players skating in Europe fair better? Will veteran squads win because they will have fresh legs all season long? Only the next few months will tell. Here are [...]

New CBA In Place. Abbreviated Season:  What It Means For The Lightning

New CBA In Place. Abbreviated Season: What It Means For The Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning hockey is back! After a long 16 hour negotiating session in New York yesterday, the NHL and NHLPA announced an agreement in principle around 6 a.m. today. The NHL did not announce the start date of the season or the number of games each team will play, but it is expected to [...]

Who’s Your Bolts Rushmore?

Who’s Your Bolts Rushmore?

  While the frustrating NHL lockout has taken away our game, it gives us time to ponder other fun, hockey related questions. In an attempt to bring together Tampa Bay fans and writers, I asked Lightning Nation, “Who is your Bolts Rushmore?” Two hundred combined emails, Facebook messages and Twitter direct messages were sent out [...]

Lightning Stars Looking to Europe

Lightning Stars Looking to Europe

Union meetings will take place in New York, Wednesday and Thursday and over 250 players are expected to attend. Adam Hall, Nate Thompson, Mathieu Garon, Brian Lee, Matt Carle and Marc-Andre Bergeron are believed to be making the trip to represent the Lightning. If an agreement is not reached, the lockout will officially start at [...]

Tampa Bay Lightning Becoming “World Class” Under Vinik

Tampa Bay Lightning Becoming “World Class” Under Vinik

ESPN The Magazine’s Tenth Annual “Ultimate Standings” issue hit the newsstands this past week and the Tampa Bay Lightning were named the seventh best franchise in sports and the second best in the NHL, behind the sixth ranked Phoenix Coyotes  The Lightning were the top ranked franchise in Tampa Bay. This gives the Bolts two [...]

Flashes Of Lightning – Catching Up With The Bolts

Flashes Of Lightning – Catching Up With The Bolts

While the NHL’s billionaires and millionaires continue their off ice CBA jousting and the Republicans take over the Tampa Bay Times Forum, there are some morsels of Tampa Bay Lightning news being bantered about. Here are a few to whet your hockey starved palate. The curious case of Paul Ranger Smooth skating defenseman Paul Ranger [...]

Lundqvist Gets His Due In A Lackluster NHL Awards Show

Lundqvist Gets His Due In A Lackluster NHL Awards Show

  After being the bridesmaid the first 3 times he was nominated, Henrik Lundqvist was finally crowned king of the goaltenders Wednesday night in Las Vegas. Lundqvist received 17 of 30 first place votes from the NHL’s general managers to give him his first career Vezina Trophy. It also gave the show one of its [...]

Boston Bruins Postseason Report Cards: Part I: The Top Six

Boston Bruins Postseason Report Cards: Part I: The Top Six

Vacation. Relaxation. Warm weather. Spending time with family. Unfortunately for the Boston Bruins, these wonderful conjectures that encompass the summer season have arrived in the Hub far earlier than many of us expected. Now a week and a half removed from Boston’s game seven loss at the hands of the Washington Capitals at TD Garden [...]

Does Steven Stamkos Deserve to be a Hart Trophy Finalist?

Does Steven Stamkos Deserve to be a Hart Trophy Finalist?

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin have been named finalists for the Hart Memorial Trophy, the annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team during the regular season. The winner is selected in a poll of [...]