Cassie McClellan

  • joined Feb 25, 2009
  • last login Aug 20, 2014
  • posts 565
  • comments 36765

An ex-defenseman in ice hockey - among other things - trying to settle back into the West Coast life.

A Fan Of...

  • NCAAF Washington Huskies
  • NHL Tampa Bay Lightning
User Blog

It's best not to dwell on Marty


despite the long years of success, Marty wanted out and vacated his responsibility as team captain for his own benefit. Don't dwell on the loss, Lightning players and fans. dwell on the road ahead.

Why are the Lightning so tense?


In the Tampa Bay Lightning's two games back after the Olympic Break, the team has had problems putting together a consistent 60-minute effort, though are still in a good spot in the standings. So...

Five things Cassie loves about hockey


A few years ago, Puck Daddy ran a series about why bloggers love hockey. Raw Charge has decided to take that up asking that question of its own bloggers. Here's what Cassie has to say.

Bishop leaves game in Ottawa


Ben Bishop left the game in Ottawa after an accidental collision with a teammate.

Understanding Stamkos's rapid recovery


It's unfathomable. It's crazy. It's unreal. It's Steven Stamkos participating in practice with his team less than three months after breaking his leg. It's amazing and there

Hockey arena annoyances


Some of the things that annoy you while sitting in the stands annoys others, too.

QMJHL not suspending Erne for hit on Drouin


Adam Erne's questionable hit on fellow Lightning prospect Jonathan Drouin was not considered a suspendable offense according to the QMJHL.

My first Shark Tank expereince


Freshly transplanted to San Jose, California, I take in the experience at the SAP Center for the Bolts road game against the Sharks.

The loss of Stamkos doesn't end the season


Though a major cog from the Tampa Bay Lightning is now out of the lineup indefinitely, that doesn't end the team's ability to contend this season. Nor is it a major loss for Team Canada's Mens ice...

Cassie's back at Raw Charge


Cassie had to go a few months ago, but she's returned to help give Raw Charge readers a big-picture view of what's going on in the NHL.

The youth movement and the Lightning captaincy


In what may not be a popular opinion, here's a case for Steven Stamkos to succeed Vincent Lecavalier as Tampa Bay Lightning team captain.

In defense of Mark Barberio


Going into Lightning training camp, many have Mark Barberio slotting into the 7th defenseman position in the depth chart, but they might be doing him a disservice with that.

Cassie's moving on

An end is also a beginning, and that's not always a bad thing.

Bolts complete winless road trip (recap)


Without a head coach and playing the second game of a back-to-back weekend series, the Lightning continue to slide.

Opinion: Everyone's to blame


As the saying goes, you can't fire 23 guys so you fire the coach. Of course, you can't fire an entire organization, either.

Lightning at Senators game recap


The Lightning were down 4-0 at the end of one, but they just weren't able to complete the comeback.

Thoughts on Tampa Bay Lightning team issues


A shortened 48-game season doesn't allow for many mistakes, so it may be too late for playoffs, but the Lightning can still end the season on a winning note.

Expansion if done by a successful business


With the uneven conferences in the new NHL realignment scenario, the league is obviously looking at expansion. If they were a successful company, this is probably how they would likely go about...

Game 23: Lightning at Devils recap


The Tampa Bay Lightning broke a five-game losing streak to end their road trip on a winning note.

Game 22: Lightning at Penguins recap


Another night, another Lightning loss. But despite the loss of Mathieu Garon, there was enough improvement to be hopeful.

Game 21: Lightning at Bruins recap


The Tampa Bay Lightning played a matinee in Boston, but wasn't able to leave with two more points.

Offense-first approach failing Bolts


Concerned fans are all right - and all wrong - about why the Lightning have likely been struggling this season.

Lightning lose to Rangers, 4-1


The New York Rangers swept the Lightning to conclude their season series, ending their own 4 game losing streak and continuing Tampa Bay's slide which now stands at three games.

Lightning beat Hurricanes 5-2


The Lightning bounced back from losing to the Boston Bruins to leapfrog the Hurricanes in the standings for first in the SE Division.

Raw Charge roll call - introduce yourselves

We wouldn't be going on 4 years of blogging without you, so please introduce yourselves!

Game 14: Tampa Bay Lightning at Florida Panthers


The Lightning broke a six-game losing streak to beat the Panthers in overtime 6-5.

Post-lockout conditioning for Bolts


After a hot start, the Lightning have faded in th standings with players in game-shape rising to new heights, and lockout-idled standard bearers looking hobbled and spent.

Game 11: Lightning at Rangers


The Lightning went into Madison Square Garden looking finish their road trip on a winning note, but that didn't happen.

Road woes continue for Lightning


The Lightning's losing streak climbs to three after a poor showing in Newark on Thursday evening.


Lightning downed in Philly, 2-1

The inability to solve Ilya Bryzgalov and put shots on net shuts down the Lightning offense.

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