Lightning Fans React To Sale Of Team

Over at SB Nation’s Raw Charge, Lightning fans reacted to the announcement that Jeff Vinik has purchased their club from former co-owners Oren Koules and Len Barrie.

Here’s John Fontana:

Vinik is also establishing Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment. There was no further information presented besides the name. If it’s simply the formal moniker for Lightning ownership, so be it…

But the question for Lightning fans right now is, where do we go from here?

I’m not talking about the on-ice product but the overall franchise in general. The immediate questions are not line-combos and player signings and transactions, but the direction of operations of one of the top venues in the world (St. Pete Times Forum), operations of the front office and event staff, all the logistical stuff that most do not take into account.

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