Chris Gratton

Columbus Blue Jackets #77 - Center

  • Born: 07/05/75
  • Age: 39
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 226

Bolts history by-the-numbers: #20 Vinny Prospal


We continue our look at the players for the Tampa Bay Lightning through the numbers they wore with #20, as worn by Vaclav Prospal, the author's all-time favorite Lightning player.

29 Teams We Hate: Buffalo Sabres


Not quite coming in at #1 on our countdown of teams we hate, the Buffalo Sabres fall short as usual.

A reflection, a lament, a farewell


People invoke memories of winning the Stanley Cup, or the Rocket Richard trophy; the M-V-P line or Vinny's charitable work... I recollect the player who gave me hope in the Lightning franchise. My thoughts on parting ways with Vincent Lecavalier.

This Day In Panthers History: October 1


How were you feeling about the Panthers after two consecutive playoff appearances? They faced off against the Flyers on October 1st, 1997.

Monday Morning Fly By: August Drags On

Monday Morning Fly By: August Drags On

If Weber's traded, Flyers have the leverage


Nashville Predators fans are hoping the Shea Weber watch ends in some sort of trade between the two clubs. If that's the case, the Flyers would have all the leverage.

Shea Weber's offer-sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers feels awfully familiar

The Philadelphia Flyers snatching the face of another franchise away, via offer-sheet? That sounds awfully familiar to this Tampa Bay Lightning fan...

An All-Star Game story from way-back-when


The "North America versus the World" format of the past wasn't that great an idea. It was, however, cause for one of my first stories about the Lightning online.

Phoenix Coyotes NHL Draft Redux - 1996


With the Coyotes first ever draft pick they selected... Dan Focht? Who the???

Tuesday night link dump and open thread


The dog days of summer are upon us, but so is Tuesday evening. It's 7:30. Here's your link dump and open thread.

Today in Colorado Avalanche History


October 1st, 2002. It's a trade that is still regarded with some bitterness. On this day, Avalanche GM Pierre Lacroix traded forwards Chris Drury and Stephane Yelle to Calgary for Derek Morris,...

Today In Colorado Avalanche History


March 9, 2004 - Today marks the date of what has to rank as one of the worst trade days in Avalanche history. The previous summer, Pierre Lacroix had set up the Avalanche for one final Cup run,...

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