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Bolt Prospect of the Week: 11-26-12

This week’s Bolt Prospect of the Week, as can be seen on Twitter, “is good at the hockey.” Tyler Johnson doesn’t get the most attention on the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) roster, that title may go to everything-award winner Cory

Richard Panik Syracuse

Panik’s Potential Becoming Reality

By Jeremy Houghtaling It was one smooth motion that brought the crowd to its feet. On the doorstep of the Adirondack Phantoms crease, Richard Panik snatched the puck out of the air, set it down, and tapped the puck into


Bolt Prospect of the Week: 11-12-12

While many focusing on how the NHL lockout is affecting NHL players, coaches, administration, and even arena workers, the work stoppage is having a drastic effect on minor league players. Players like  the Lightning’s Prospect of the Week, Alex

Nikita Kucherov

Bolt Prospect of the Week: 11-5-12

This week’s Bolt Prospect of the Week winner has only been on the ice for a couple weeks, but is quickly making his mark. When Nikita Kucherov (Quebec, QMJHL) fell to the second round of the 2011 NHL draft

Slater Koekkoek

Bolt Prospect of the Week: 10-30-12

This week’s prospect of the week is watched closer than any other Lightning prospect. The only reaction stronger than the surprise many Lightning prospect fans felt when the Lightning chose Peterborough (Ontario Hockey League) Slater Koekkoek with the 10th overall

Tokarski Lightning

Bolt Prospect of the Week: 10-23-12

This week’s winner of the Tampa Bay Lightning Prospect of the Week award is no stranger to winning. Despite winning a Calder Cup last season, Lightning goaltending prospect Dustin Tokarski wasn’t guaranteed anything when he moved with Tampa Bay’s

Cory Conacher Syracuse

Bolt Prospect of the Week: 10-15-12

The American Hockey League announced today that Syracuse Crunch left wing Cory Conacher was selected the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 14, 2012. The Tampa Bay Lightning prospect picked up where he left off last season


Bolt Prospect of the Week: 10-9-12

Sorry, Andrei Vasilevski, you can’t win every week. The Prospect of the Week for October 8 is … Cedric Paquette, center, Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL – Canada). Despite Alex Killorn’s hat trick in Syracuse’s final preseason game, this week’s award goes


Bolt Prospect of the Week: 10-2-12

For the second week in a row, the Tampa Bay Lightning Prospect of the Week is Andrei Vasilevski, a goaltender for Ufa Jr. in Russia’s Minor Hockey League. During this past judging period, ending October 2, the top overall prospect


Bolt Prospect of the Week: 9-25-12

While the NHL season remains in limbo, hockey is still being played and the Tampa Bay Lightning are still being represented. Russia’s junior and pro leagues started a month ago and the Canadian junior leagues are now a week