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John Fontana

  • joined Oct 17, 2008
  • last login Aug 30, 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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  • MLB Tampa Bay Rays
  • NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • NCAAF South Florida Bulls
  • NHL Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Fantasy Sidd Finch's Buddhist Fury (defunct)
User Blog
FanPost
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Vinny to Tampa Bay an unlikely option

Written in response to a FanPost, John Fontana elaborates on the idea of Vincent lecavalier as an option for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The return of Jay Feaster to Lightning org.

3

The former Lightning and Calgary Flames general manager will rejoin the club as Executive Director of Community Hockey Development.

Cory Conacher goes to Long Island

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The former Lightning prospect heads to his third team since March as he signs with the Islanders.

Iggy signs with Avs

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$15.5 million in a threre year deal? Ouch...

Just where does Brad Richards land?

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An earlier tweet suggested Tampa Bay as a possible landing point.

Ehrhoff signs with Penguins

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The defenseman took a 1-year contract to play for a contender.

More on Boyle

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The teams interested in Dan Boyle's services includes a new one.

Free Agency Open Thread

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At 12 PM ET the 2014-15 season begins with the start of the free agent signing period. Come on in and chat about the Tampa Bay Lightning and NHL's general dealings today.

Report:D Dan Boyle getting rich offer from Detroit

The former Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman has been linked to Tampa in some rumors leading up to today's start of free agency.

D Korobov signs in KHL

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The Lightning defensive prospect returns home after 2 seasons in North America.

#Yzerplan needs his #Yzersleep

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Just sharing a twitter joke form our own Cassie McClellan regarding TB Lightning GM Steve Yzerman.

Conacher to become UFA

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The former Lightning prospect is not tendered a qualifying offer from the Buffalo Sabres.

Defenseman Aulie not given qualifying offer

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The team tried to move him during the season... And now they let him go.

Cap space and Lightning 4th line cleared

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On the eve of the 2014 NHl free agent signing period, the Bolts clearest roster need is now on the lower lines.

Lightning acquire 2015 draft pick in Coyotes deal

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In a pair of transactions, the club sheds $5.6 million in salary cap money and for a 6th round, 2015 draft pick.

Gagner and Crombeen dealt to Arizona

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In what amounts to a three-way deal, the Bolts ship out newly-acquired Sam Gagner and RW B.J. Crombeen to Arizona.

Center Sam Gagner traded to Tampa Bay

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Has the Lightning obtained the center with the sole intention to buy him out? Teddy Purcell goes to Edmonton in the deal

Reimer wants out of Toronto

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A report from Nick Kypreos says "Optimus Reim" wants out and is on the market.

More on Tampa Bay's bid for the #1

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Though we don't know for sure what was on the table, we're made aware who Steve Yzerman wasn't willing to give up to move up.

Bolts tried to acquire 1st overall pick

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An odd rumor from last night turns out to be factual.

Ben Thomas not afraid to throw down

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A physical righty-shot...

Bolts trade up to take Ben Thomas

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Right-handed defensemen from the WHL joins a cache of drafted D by the Bolts.

2014 NHL draft day two open thread

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Pop in for discussion through the morning as the NHL completes its 2014 entry draft.

Sweater Series: Hiatus

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For the next few days, if not longer, the Sweater Series goes on hiatus at Raw Charge. We're just too busy!

Catch Clark Brooks on-air at 10:20AM

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The Raw Charge contributor will be on-air on CBS Sports 1010AM in Tampa Bay.

TB's 7 remaining picks in the 2014 draft

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After trading the #50 selection and the #28 selection... Tampa Bay continues to hae seven more draft picks in the 2014 NHL draft.

Anthony DeAngelo interview video

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The Bolts first pick in the 2014 NHL draft...

NHL Draft first round open thread

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A day of speculation and transactions around the league gives way to the big event of the evening: The draft class of 2014. Join us for the conversation throughout the evening.

Jaffe: Lightning not done on D

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Another top-4 defensive addition would be ideal and may be in the works.

Lightning acquire D Jason Garrison

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A second player and a 2016 7th round draft pick also goes to Tampa Bay for the #50 overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft.

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