5-on-5: Five Lightning Players To Watch

 5-on-5 is a segment that looks quickly into things such as players, games and streaks. The Tampa Bay Lightning exceeded expectations last year not only as a team but some players made a name for themselves as well. Players

Anton Stralman

Flash of Lightning: Anton Stralman

“Flash of Lightning” is a feature that is a quick feature that previews a specific player or trade regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning. When Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman traded Teddy Purcell, B.J. Crombeen and less-than-an-hour Bolt Sam


Ben Bishop’s Contract Should Appease Cynics

The Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed Vezina finalist goalie Ben Bishop to a two-year extension at $11.9 million. The extension doesn’t doesn’t kick in until after the 2014-2015 season. Under the new contract, Bishop will make $5.95 million towards the

Ben Bishop

Lightning Lock Up G Ben Bishop With New Deal

The Tampa Bay Lightning have locked up Ben Bishop to a new deal per the team.  The deal will keep the Vezina finalist with the Lightning organization at least until the 2016-2017 season. Bishop finished the season with a


The Price Of Business: A Glance At Bolts, Stamkos And A New Deal

Whether Steven Stamkos signs with the Tampa Bay Lightning and spurns the ever hypnotizing allure of playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs—one thing is for sure.  After the 2015-2016 NHL season, Stamkos is going to get paid and paid


Bolts’ Sunday Skate: Sophomore,Stralman Preview And Malone News

Sunday Skate is a weekly feature that recaps some of the articles of the week. It seems that Ryan Malone is still going to plead “not guilty” to his arrest of DUI and possession of cocaine. His explanation is


Pressure On Maple Leafs, Not Lightning Regarding Stamkos

The Twitter world went ablaze the last two weeks after Adam Proteau of The Hockey News wrote an article speculating whether Steven Stamkos or P.K. Subban would pull a Lebron James and return home to play with the respective

Channelside Plaza

Owning Channelside Does Not End Story, Is Just Starting

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik may have won Channelside in a bid at bankruptcy court but the Channelside saga is far from over. In fact it is just beginning just in a more positive direction. Now that Vinik


A Look At The Channelside Saga

The sale of the Channelside complex in downtown Tampa could be summed up in one word—saga. Since 2011 the Channelside sale has been an on again/off again/on again/off again/off again—well you get the point. Still it can get a

Jeff Vinik

Vinik Ownership Makes Sense For Channelside Plaza

Since coming to the Tampa Bay area, Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik has been buying up property around the Channelside area. When he purchased the Lightning, the lease included 5 ½ acres of land. Vinik has slowly been