John Fontana

  • joined Oct 17, 2008
  • last login Apr 19, 2014
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Managing editor of SB Nation's Tampa Bay Lightning community, Raw Charge. I've covered the Lightning online since February 2004.

Former Administrative Community Manager of FanHome.com

Yes I realize I made a typo with "teh", yes I know how to spell t-h-e.

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  • Fantasy Sidd Finch's Buddhist Fury (defunct)
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LISTEN LIVE: Clark Brooks on 1010 AM at 10:15 Saturday

It's only a couple of minutes away but catch Clark Brooks from Raw Charge live on CBS Sports Radio 1010 AM in Tampa at 10:15 AM to recount last night and the path ahead for the Bolts.

Lightning versus Canadiens game 2 game thread

The Lightning look to rebound after an overtime loss to Montreal on Wednesday. Join the conversation with us.

Beating Price; Lightning vs. Habs game 2 preview

Who is charged with beating Carey Price has been wrongly tied to goalie Anders Lindback, who has to beat the Montreal Canadiens in general.

Game night basic information

It'll also be part of our larger game-day preview but here is the standard lead in information and post-preview info for tonight's game

Lightning versus Montreal ame 1 game thread

The second season starts now. Join us for the discussion.

Minor note about Bolts / Habs

Just who is calling the shots tonight on the CNBC broadcast?

Game 1: Lightning vs. Canadiens preview

The NHL playoffs are a process of surviving. The second season begins tonight for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Montreal Canadiens, who played a tight regular season series

Stanley Cup Playoffs Q and A about the Tampa Bay Lightning with John Fontana

Another Q and A about the Lightning with me I defend Anders Lindback, remark on Ryan Callahan and avoid making a serious prediction of where and how far the Lightning will go in the playoffs.

Lightning coverage on Twitter

Want a guide for who to follow for Tampa Bay Lightning coverage on Twitter for the playoffs? Let me point you to a few accounts worth your time.

Internet Hotstove Q and A about the Bolts

In preparation for the playoffs, John and another Lightning logger were interviewed with questions about the Tampa Bay Lightning going in to the 2014 NHL playoffs.

Lightning vs. Canadiens playoff schedule

The complete schedule for the Bolts / Habs series can be found here.This includes the TV schedule.

End of Game thread story stream

After this afternoon's game... buh-bye 2013-14 game thread story stream.

Lightning at Washington Capitals game thread

Your final 2013-14 regular season Tampa Bay Lightning game thread at Raw Charge is here. Can the Bolts clinch 2nd place in the Atlantic, or will the Caps play the spoilers?

A distracted season finale; Bolts at Caps preview

The final game of the season brings with it the Bolts last chance to secure home ice advantage in the opening round of the playoffs. They do it under distraction, which they've faced far too many times this season.

Ryan Malone arrested

While due process is to play out still, the forward was arrested at 5:40 AM for DUI and cocaine possession.

Lightning versus Columbus Blue Jackets game thread

The home finale closes out a back-to-back set of games.Home-ice advantage is still in play for the Lightning, and Columbus can improe is own playoff seeding.

Lightning versus Philadelphia Flyers game thread

It's Anders Lindback's first start in goal since March 22nd as Tampa Bay and Philadelphia jockey for playoff seed position with other Eastern Conference teams.

Playoff implications; Lightning vs Flyers preview

While the Eastern Conference has all of their playoff teams decided, who plays who and where is not locked in yet. That makes tonight and tomorrow's games highly relevant for Tampa Bay.

Bishop's agent says elbow injury

We've been lost ot speculation since last night when Ben Bishop let the game against Toronto with an injury.  The replays showed what looked like a shoulder injury while many professionals and...

Lightning versus Toronto Maple Leafs game thread

The Lightning ends its regular-season schedule in the Flortheast Division with a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs that could eliminate Toronto form playoff contention.

Lightning versus Toronto Maple Leafs preview

The last week of the regular season for the Lightning sees them take on a reeling and desperate Toronto Maple Leaf team who are on the brink of elimination from playoff contention.

Steve Yzerman gets contract extension

After four years of a building effort, Yzerman is rewarded with another four years by team ownership.

Faith, judgment, and overuse of Ben Bishop

It's unclear what's going on behind the scenes regarding Lightning goaltending situation. One thing is clear, though, and that's the overuse of Ben Bishop.


Lightning versus Dallas Stars game thread

First we honor Dave Andreychuk, then we take on a on-the-bubble playoff team in the Dallas Stars.

Lightning versus Dallas Stars game preview

Tonight marks Tampa Bay's last contest against the Western Conference in the regular season. Can the Bolts find success on the night they honor Dave Andreychuk?


Lightning versus Calgary Flames game thread

The Bolts are jockeying for playoff seeding and the Flames are playing for pride, and to catch the eye of management for next season.

Beware the blaze; Bolts versus Flames preview

Six games left in the regular season and the Lightning play their weakest opponent of the remaing schedule in the Calgary Flames. These Flames ain't so weak, though...

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