1. Grading the Tampa Bay Lightning's Performance from the 1st Half of the Season

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have been on top of the Eastern Conference and at the bottom. Currently, the Bolts are just a point out of last place in the conference, which provides significant ...

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  2. NHL Week 7: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    This week has been one for the record books. The longest streak to start a season is over thanks to an unlikely opponent, as the Colorado Avalanche knocked off the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 on March 8...

    Eric Steitz Written by Eric Steitz about over 2 years ago 4,823 reads 31 comments

  3. 6 NHL Games You Can't Miss During Busy Weekend

    There are so many NHL games this weekend that even ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith would be happy. OK, that’s not true, but there are 25 games this weekend—the busiest weekend of the season...

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  4. 3 Reasons We Have Yet to See the Best of the Lightning's Steven Stamkos

    There is little doubt that Steven Stamkos is the best goal scorer in the NHL . There could even be an argument that Stamkos is the best player in the league...

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  5. NHL Week 6: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    The NHL season has reached the midway point, and teams are preparing for the furious finish to secure a playoff spot...

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  6. 10 Fun Facts Through One-Third of the 2013 NHL Season

    Hockey is a crazy game. The uncertainty and dangers of the day-to-day activities are just some of the things that make it great. Every season that uncertainty leads to some often unexpected, somewhat quirky and odd facts that leave fans wondering...

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  7. 5 Reasons Victor Hedman Is an Emerging Star for the Lightning

    When people hear about the Tampa Bay Lightning , a few things come to mind. Defense isn ’t one of them. Despite their depth, the Lightning are one of the worst defensive teams in the league...

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  8. NHL Week 5: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    Another week down and more trends are emerging as we approach the halfway point of the 2013 NHL season. This shortened season hasn’t been short on drama as teams struggle to find their way through the daily grind...

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  9. 5 Reasons Steven Stamkos Will Go Down as One of the Best All-Time Goal Scorers

    Without question, Steven Stamkos is the best pure goal scorer in the NHL today. Much like Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Gordie Howe changed the game for their generations, Stamkos is doing the same for the present...

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  10. NHL Week 4: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    It’s Hockey Weekend Across America and another week gone in this 2013 NHL season. For some teams this has been a week to forget while others are hoping to finish the month out on a high note...

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  11. Tampa Bay Lightning Early Season Stock Report

    A hot start followed by an ice-cold losing streak has brought the Tampa Bay Lightning back to reality. If the Lightning stock were on Wall Street, the people who bought in when the ...

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  12. 5 Reasons Tampa Bay's Cory Conacher Is a Candidate for Rookie of the Year

    This year’s rookie class is full of talented young stars that are all staking their claim at rookie of the year honors. One player that should be the front-runner for the Calder Trophy this season is Tampa Bay ’s Cory Conacher ...

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  13. NHL Week 3: Who's Hot, Who's Not

    Heading into the weekend, 10 different teams were on streaks of three games or more. Some teams were trending up—some down...

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  14. Tampa Bay Lightning: 5 Lessons Learned from Lightning's Start to 2013 Season

    Many experts around the NHL didn’t expect the Tampa Bay Lightning to be contending for a Southeast Division crown, and even fewer could have expected the start the Bolts have put together...

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  15. NHL: Week 2 Who's Hot, Who's Not

    The second week of the NHL season is over, and division pecking orders are emerging. The Southeast Division—thought to be deep this season—has one team in playoff contention...

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  16. Tampa Bay Lightning: 3 Weaknesses Lightning Must Address During 2013 Season

    Few outside the Tampa Bay community expected the Lightning to be at the top of the Eastern Conference standings at any point this season—especially out of the gate...

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  17. 5 Most Pressing Concerns for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Early 2013 Season

    All the questions surrounding the Tampa Bay Lightning this offseason have been subdued thanks to a great start to the season...

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  18. NHL: Week 1 Who's Hot and Who's Not

    The first week of the NHL season is in the books. There are some around the league that are off to hot starts and some that are still back in training camp...

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  19. Tampa Bay Lightning: 10 Best Plays of Vincent Lecavalier's Career

    Vincent Lecavalier has been the face of the Tampa Bay Lightning franchise since he was drafted first-overall in 1998...

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  20. Will Steven Stamkos Pass Sidney Crosby as Best in NHL This Season?

    The puck has finally dropped, and the offseason speculation has given way to on-ice production. But one question that never seems to go away surrounds two of the best players in the league—Steven Stamkos and Sidney Crosby ...

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  21. Tampa Bay Lightning: 5 Biggest Questions in 2013 Training Camp

    NHL training camps are shorter than normal this season, which leads to a great learning curve for newly acquired Tampa Bay Lightning players...

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  22. Tampa Bay Lightning: 5 Games You Can't Miss

    All the paperwork has been completed, and the NHL season is set to begin—in less than a week! Fasten your seat belts, Tampa Bay Lightning fans. This 20th-anniversary season is going to be one heck of a ride full of games you can’t miss...

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  23. Tampa Bay Lightning: 5 Items the Tampa Bay Lightning Need to Address

    Well, the wait is over and the Tampa Bay Lightning can finally get their offseason acquisitions into the locker room and on the ice...

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  24. Tampa Bay Lightning: 5 Things You Need to Know About Cory Conacher

    The Tampa Bay Lightning have a number of prospects on the cusp of NHL stardom. None have garnered more attention than Cory Conacher of the Syracuse Crunch...

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  25. Tampa Bay Lightning: 10 Players You Need to Know from the Syracuse Crunch

    There isn ’t an easier place to find a collection of future NHL stars than the American Hockey League. In the AHL , it has been the Tampa Bay Lightning’s affiliate that has dominated the league recently and this year is no different...

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