Archive for the ‘Tampa Bay Lightning’ Category

Lots of Teams Floundering

Wow. What’s with the Flyers? They blew a lead to the Sharks Saturday night, leaving them winless in their first five games. I haven’t watched a ton of the Flyers yet this season, but it’s hard not to notice how thin their defense is. Coach John Stevens has messed with his defensive pairings, but it […]

Skating Backwards Is the New Black

I kind of wish I was an NHL defenseman this season. They sure seem to be in short supply. The Lightning are expected to sign Marek Malik this week. Malik was unsigned at the start of this season but I guess teams are getting more desperate. Malik was pretty immobile last season. I can’t imagine […]

Tampa Eyes Panic Button; Shanahan Waits

We’re just two games into the season and lineups are still in flux. In Tampa, the Lightning made a post-Prague trade with Vancouver, swapping Shane O’Brien and Michel Ouellet for defenseman Lukas Krajicek and forward Juraj Simek. Tampa might not be done tweaking, though, and could be interested in Calgary’s Rhett Warrener, recently placed on […]

Madison Square Beer Garden

Saturday I went to the Bohemian Beer Garden in Astoria Saturday to see the Rangers play Tampa. It was a good game, although I missed most of the third period looking for parking and then waiting for hot dogs. But the event itself was just amazing. It was like Madison Square Garden was outside. The […]

European Vacation for Tampa and New York

In case you were wondering, it’s a big pain in the rear preparing an NHL team to play in Europe. The Rangers and Lightning are making their way across Europe, getting ready to play each other. It’s hard not to picture Chevy Chase driving everyone around. Vinny Prospal is even keeping a diary on Erik […]

Mats Sundin: ‘I’m Going to be a New York Yankee!’

Tortorella Dishes About Lightning; Gagne Heals (He Hopes)

Berard Cannot Be Stopped

Goalies Get Practice and Get Psyched

The Great Wrong Buffalo