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Bolt Prospect of the Week

Tyler Johnson is sharing the wealth. Johnson had a hat trick and seven total points (2 GP, 4-3-7) last week as the Crunch came off a week-long break with two wins over Springfield in Massachusetts. Syracuse holds a 2-0 series

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Bolt Prospect of the Week: 5-1-13

Him again? Him again. Two weeks ago the Syracuse Crunch’s Tyler Johnson won the AHL Most Valuable Player award and subsequently our Bolt Prospect of the Week honor. We tried to keep him off the medal stand this week

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Bolt Prospect of the Week: 4-25-13

Repeat. For the second year in a row, a prospect in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization won the AHL’s Most Valuable Player Award as Tyler Johnson of the Syracuse Crunch was given the honor last week. Johnson follows Cory Conacher, last

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Bolt Prospect of the Week: 4-17-13

Karma, thy name is Kucherov. Last fall, Patrick Roy of the Quebec Remparts decided he didn’t want to play Lightning prospect Nikita Kucherov in favor of Sabres first rounder Mikhail Grigorenko from Russia and Danish import Nick Sorensen. CHL

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Bolt Prospect of the Week: 4-10-13

Cedric Paquette was made for the playoffs. Paquette is at his best when grit matters most and the checking gets tight. The Blainville-Boisbriand center has excelled this post-season, posting a team-leading seven goals and five assists in eight games. This

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Bolt Prospect of the Week: 4-4-13

Matthew Peca made sure his Quinnipiac Bobcats advanced to the Frozen Four in their first national tournament last week. The Lightning’s 2011 seventh round pick scored the fastest natural hat trick in tournament history on Sunday, notching three goals in

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Bolt Prospect of the Week: 3-27-13

Undrafted and undersized, Tyler Johnson has been huge for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Johnson, called up from AHL Syracuse just two weeks ago, had two goals and two assists last week for the Lightning to earn the Bolt Prospect

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Bolt Prospect of the Week: 3-19-13

For years, Tampa Bay Lightning prospect followers have pounded their fists in demand of a right-handed defenseman capable of impacting a game at both ends of the ice. They got their wish last June when the Bolts selected Brampton

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Bolt Prospect of the Week: 3-13-13

Lightning prospect followers have waited both patiently and impatiently for 2010 third round pick Radko Gudas to be called up to Tampa Bay, and it finally happened on Monday – but that’s not why he’s our Bolt Prospect of the Week.

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Bolt Prospect of the Week: 2-25-13

Ondrej Palat doesn’t make headlines. The Syracuse Crunch forward is a complimentary winger, usually photographed in the background of a dramatic goal or its celebration. But without him, that play probably doesn’t happen. Palat gives a scoring line 2-way ability