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  • joined May 18, 2010
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TSN's Off-Season Game Plan: Tampa Bay Lightning

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The most interesting quote to me: "Prospect Mark Barberio is a possibility and Tampa Bay would be wise to invest in a proven top four defenceman. Free agents like Brad Stuart, Barret Jackman or Johnny Oduya would add an element of safe and reliable that has generally been lacking in recent seasons." As a Blues fan, I would frankly be very surprised if Jackman doesn't return to St. Louis. He's a fan favorite and team captain, though Tampa has gotten good mileage from Blues captains in the past.

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On Moving: How should I watch the Bolts' 2012-2013 campaign?

I've made no secret about my living in Tampa. Similarly, I've made no secret about my employment by the Department of Defense. As is common with the job, my time in the Bay area is drawing to a...

Raw Charge's 3rd Birthday!

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Happy third anniversary, Raw Charge! Here's to many, many more! Thanks to John and Cassie and the rest of the gang for such a great site!

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On scoring: Does a Richard Trophy winner equal team failure?

A common-held assumption is NHL teams that rely on a single scorer for the majority of their goals are not successful during the season in which their leading scorer provides the most scoring for...

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2012 Entry Draft Preview: The "It's Never Too Early" Edition

It's not a bad time to familiarize yourself with the 2012 NHL draft class and prospects who may fall to the Bolts.

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Do They Hate Us? The February 2012 Edition: Down the Stretch They Come!

In this, the third installment of "Do They Hate Us?" I’ll update the statistics for the Lightning this season through the end of January. If you’ve not read them before, please take a moment or...

Julien Brise Bois to Canadiens GM?

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TSN's Darren Dreger makes the point the Lightning's Assistant GM Julien Brise Bois could be on the short list should the Canadiens decide to replace Pierre Gauthier.

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On Vinny: se débarrasser du Capitaine dès maintenant? Ou nous aimons le Capitaine?

Stats, value, and captain Vincent Lecavalier's weighty contract. Read and see where Vinny sits in comparison to his peers, si vous plait.

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Do They Hate Us? The January 2012 Edition

In the original post in what has become a series, I covered the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons of the Lightning and the Power Play Opportunities (PPOP) for them and for their opponents. The goal...

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More on the RFID Jerseys

RFID - it's the "microchip" in Tampa Bay Lightning season ticket members sweaters. Here are some noteworthy aspects about RFID and it's use by the Lightning.

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Do They Hate Us?

A couple of weeks ago, a co-worker and I were having a fairly intense debate about the fairness (or lack thereof, depending upon the side of debate found most convincing) of the referees in their...

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"World Class Organization" Off the Ice

Forbes Magazines franchise value rankings give credence to Jeff Vinik's "World Class Organization" motto in Tampa.

Roli's 2011-2012 Mask

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It seems to use his mask from last year as a point of departure. To see the other masks for the upcoming season (Tokarski, Garon) check out the thread at HFBoards.

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TSN doles out some love to the Bolts

In case you missed it, ESPN TSN posted a couple of noteworthy articles about our Tampa Bay Lightning and their prospects in the upcoming season. First, their "30 teams in 30 days" featured the...

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Lightning in a Jar: the most-awaited feature of the renovation

The sparks are literally due to fly at the St. Pete Times Forum.

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TSN's Off-season analysis of the Bolts

The venerable and interesting TSN Off-Season Game Plan section of their website has finally gotten around to the Lightning.  In his plan, Scott Cullen covers the challenges facing our GM/JM this...

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One Fan's Lightning Draft Preview

Written by a Raw Charge community member, here is a brief preview of what you may expect from the Bolts during the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Minnesota.

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BTN: Too much rest?

One of the hockey sites I frequent often here on SBNation is Behind the Net.  On their corner of the blogosphere, they take very seriously the subject of statistics in hockey. Today, they posted an...

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Scratch Stamkos?

Should Steven Stamkos sit a playoff game to get his house in order? One fan thinks so...

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Downie Suspended for 1 Game

For his hit on Ben Lovejoy of the Penguins from Game 3 of the ECQF, Lightning forward Steve Downie's been suspended for one game after his telephone conference with the league headquarters,...

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Admirals-Crunch Recap

Some observations and thoughts from February 11th's Norfolk Admirals / Syracuse Crunch game at Scope Arena in Norfolk.

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Mike Smith put on waivers

According to the NHL, Mike Smith has been put on waivers.

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What if

I've long been a fan of alternative history fiction.  My infatuation with the genre began when I read Harry Turtledove's "Guns of the South."  His take on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is, in...

Yzerman Already NHL's Best GM?

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The Puck Daddy column linked makes a compelling case.

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