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Tampa Bay Lightning: Syracuse Crunch Advance to Calder Cup Finals

For the Tampa Bay Lightning, this past season was tough to swallow. After two deep postseason runs and with heightened expectations, that’s not surprising. Nobody could have seen such a frustrating season coming. Lost in these difficult times has been the somewhat unexpected performance by the young guys in Syracuse. Now’s the time to open […]

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Could Tampa Bay Lightning Receive Long Awaited NHL All-Star Game?

The Tampa Bay Lightning have spent the past three seasons entertaining their fans with extended playoff runs. In 2015, they treated their fans to the first Stanley Cup final since 2004. Last year, they made it to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. That helped put Tampa Bay on the map as a hockey […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning: 2016-17′ Season Most Disappointing In Team History

For the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2016-17′ was expected to be the year. Coming off two deep playoff runs and with essentially the same team, there wasn’t supposed to be any concern. Winning the Atlantic Division and making the playoffs should have been easy as pie. Instead, the Lightning are falling hard after 72 games. The […]

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Are the Tampa Bay Lightning Playoff Worthy?

For the Tampa Bay Lightning, Thursday’s home date with the Toronto Maple Leafs was pretty close to a must win. Getting two points would have created separation in a tight race for the final wild-card spot. It also might have eliminated the chasing aspect of reaching the ultimate goal. Unfortunately for the Lightning, none of […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning: Brian Boyle, Ben Bishop Trades Send Wrong Message

The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded forward Brian Boyle and starting goaltender Ben Bishop in the last 24 hours for a couple of draft picks and minor league prospects. While the Bishop trade can be understood, with Andrei Vasilevskiy signed to a three-year contract extension this past summer, trading him and Boyle around the same […]

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Should The Tampa Bay Lightning Fire Coach Jon Cooper?

Heading into the 2016-17′ season, the Tampa Bay Lightning were easily the team to beat. Many hockey analysts and writers had them picked to win the Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference, and Stanley Cup. Their closest competitor couldn’t hold a candle to them in terms of experience handling adversity or anything thrown their way. Put simply, […]

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Tampa Bay Lightning Must Re-Sign Brian Boyle

For the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2016-17′ has so far been a season to forget. Gone are the dreams of a Stanley Cup championship. This team is attempting to survive and, if all the stars align correctly, grab one of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spots. If the Lightning happen to achieve the near impossible, one […]