5 Websites Every Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Should Have Bookmarked
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The Tampa Bay Lightning may not have the largest fanbase, but they do have a passionate following that needs to have these websites bookmarked. Outside of the Lightning’s official page, Bolts fans can find news, analysis and perspective from a few other sources.
The Lightning created their 20th anniversary website to provide fans with a virtual trip through the history of the franchise. It’s worth a visit for any fan that has followed the Bolts at any point in their lives.
As the team prepares for the 2013-14 campaign, Lightning fans need to know where to go for all of the news and analysis. Here are the five websites that Lightning fans need to have bookmarked for the upcoming season.
For all things NHL, Pro Hockey Talk should be one of the first sites on the list for hockey fans.
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Regardless of how NHL fans feel about the NBC broadcast team, ProHockeyTalk.com is one of the best resources on the web for fans of any team. The PHT team covers everything hockey including international hockey and minor league hockey with minimal bias. If it’s in the news, you can probably find it on PHT.
The rotating group of contributors on Pro Hockey Talk helps provide news from a variety of sources. They won’t give you every detail from the Lightning, but if it’s big news, they have it covered. For some of the best news around the league, keep PHT bookmarked.
Stay connected to the Crunch's website for all the news and updates, like Tyler Johnson's award-winning offseason.
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Lightning fans need to know who is climbing the ranks of their best minor league affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch. SyracuseCrunch.com provides Bolts fans with updates on signings, stats and other news.
This offseason, the Crunch website has provided fans with some big news including highly touted prospect Tyler Johnson taking home the AHL’s President’s Award and the addition of goaltender coach David Alexander, who could be an important pickup with the young goaltenders in the system.
BoltsProspects.com has everything you need to know about the future of the Lightning.
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A complete website with a wealth of information on everyone in the Lightning’s prospect system, Boltsprospects.com has everything from prospect rankings to an organizational depth chart. This is one website any Lightning fan needs to have bookmarked.
You can follow the website on Twitter with nearly 3,000 other followers. Boltsprospects.com has one of the most complete websites dedicated to everything Tampa Bay. Make sure to stop by this website as the season gets closer.
One of the questions on every fan's mind is 'Are the Lightning better yet?' RawCharge asked that a few weeks ago and got interesting responses.
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Hosted by SBNation, RawCharge.com is a solid blog with different writers to provide insight and a variety of perspectives. The site also allows readers to post photos and join a message board for interaction with other Lightning fans.
RawCharge is a user-friendly site that includes weekly updates and analysis of everything going on in the Lightning system all in one place. RawCharge also posts videos and provides roundtable-like discussions of some interesting topics—like July 14’s discussion about if the Lightning are better yet.
RawCharge is worth the bookmark.
Led by Erik Erlendsson and his experience, fans need to make sure TBO.com is one of their favorites.
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Led by Erik Erlendsson, the Tampa Tribune’s coverage of the Lightning is as good as it gets. Erlendsson, Lightning beat writer since 2001, is very interactive with the fans on his Twitter and provides up-to-the-minute updates throughout the season.
The Tampa Tribune has a good staff that keeps fans in the loop on news and provides multiple Twitter feeds, blogs and videos to further the fan experience. The Tribune’s coverage of the Lightning is stuff that can’t be missed. It should be one of the top bookmarks for every Lightning fan looking for the best on the web.