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Nolan Whyte

  • joined Apr 17, 2010
  • last login Apr 12, 2014
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Nolan Whyte writes about his hedonistic rock and roll lifestyle on the internet. He blogs about hockey (sometimes) at Frozen Sheets Hockey, and shares other writing at End City, but mostly interacts with the universe using twitter @nolanwhyte. His rock novel "Comeback Road" is available for Kindle and KOBO.

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Captain Stamkos and Playoff Leadership

The Lightning have shed most of their grizzled veterans since their 2011 playoff run. They enter this year's playoffs with a young squad and a new captain. We asked the Raw Charge crew about Captain Stamkos and the Lightning leadership situation.

Answer This! The playoff chase

The Tampa Bay Lightning are holding onto a playoff spot, while the wolves rip each other apart for the East's wild card spots. What should we expect from the Bolts through the last ten games of the season? The Raw Charge crew comments.

Do you feel differently about Marty St-Louis?

How have your feelings about Martin St-Louis after his trade demand and move to the New York Rangers? Anger? Sadness? NOTHING? A boatload of Lightning bloggers weigh in.

Why do I like hockey? Lemme tell you about it.

Why do I like hockey? Prepare for a journey through time and space, to a simpler world I call 1993.

How will the Olympics affect the Lightning?

Some of the Lightning's best players will go to Sochi for the Olympics and some will stay home to rest or heal. How will the games affect the Tampa Bay team during the stretch run of the NHL season? We collect opinions.

The crop of Lightning rookies is freaking awesome

The Tampa Bay Lightning have an amazing crop of rookies this year, all part of the "Tampacuse Invasion." Of this high-impact group, who do you like? Who has the best chance of being a long-term, high impact NHL player?

Who are the Lightning's pleasant surprises?

There are new faces in most key roles for the Lightning this year, from captain on down to the minors. Many are playing to expectation, but who are the big surprises? Bishop, Sustr, Kucherov, Fillpula? Gudas, Johnson, or the captain, St-Louis?

How are the Lightning survivng without Stamkos?

It would have been easy to write off the Lightning when Steven Stamkos went down with a broken leg, but the Bolts, while not thriving, are surviving. How are they doing it? The Raw Charge team takes a look.

What Bolt from the past would help the team today?

If you could pick one player from the LIghtning's storied history to fill a need on the team today, who would you choose? (Spoiler: nobody picked Rudy Poeschek.)

Are the Lightning better yet?

After the draft and free agency the Lightning... um... are the Lightning any better yet?

Who would be on your crazy-owner wish list?

In the summer of 2008, crazy-awful Lightning owners went on a crazy bad player-grabbing spending spree, acquiring playoff standouts like Ryan Malone and Gary Roberts. If you were a crazy awful owner, what playoff standouts would be in your sights?

Who are you following in the 2013 NHL playoffs?

The Lightning aren't in the playoffs, but there is a lot of hockey being played. Are you watching? And are you - gasp - cheering for another team? Don't tell me. I don't want to know. (yes I do).

Bad season? Who should we sue? (Everybody).

The Tampa Bay Lightning had a garbage season, causing fans "emotional distress." How can we hold the team responsible? With lawsuits! Lawsuit party, baby! Raw Charge asks, who should we sue? The answer: everybody, including YOU, jerk-face!

AHL Calder Cup Final Game 3 recap: Norfolk 1 at Toronto 0

Wow! What an unusual finish to that AHL game! Norfolk 1 at Toronto 0. Admirals FTW! Marlies WTF?

Question Of The Week: Oren Koules WTF?!?!

Oh, put a microphone in front of a man's face in a room full of bored hockey reporters and see what happens next... With the hockey press on the prowl at the NHL's Research and Development Camp in...

Rival Panthers A Whole New Beast

Do you know who really wants the new-look Florida Panthers to be good this year? Tampa Bay Lightning fans.

Question of the Week: Who Are You Excited To See Facing The Bolts?

The draft has come and gone, free agency season is well underway, and unbelievably, trading players is cool again in the NHL; teams are cleaning house and bringing in the fresh meat. Some NHL...

A History of Nailbiters: Lightning Game Sevens

Hair-Pulling and Nail-Biting: A History of The Lightning's Game Seven Adventures

The Lightning-Bruins Drinking Game

How can you possibly enjoy the Conference Finals more? Um... have you tried alcohol? Time for a drinking game!

Sweet Sweet Sweep: Bolts Down Rival Caps In Four

The Tampa Bay Lightning sweep the Washington Capitals in the second round. Yes, really.

Tampa Bay Snarking: Shocking Antics from the Hockey World

(Tampa Bay Snarking is a new feature that will appear periodically on Raw Charge. It intends to reward silliness with the glaring light of internet scrutiny, focusing on the Lightning, the broader...

Question of the Week: Evaluating The Coaching Staff

Coach Guy Boucher was a much-hyped choice for coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Have expectations been met?

Can Roloson Touch Khabibulin's Shutout Record?

Can Dwayne Roloson touch the 'Bulin Wall's team record for shutouts?

The Bright Side of Stamkos' Outburst

Stamkos didn't see the end of the Hurricane's game, but maybe there's a bright side to his misconduct penalties.

Yzerman, Stamkos, Boucher in Hockey News 100 People of Power

The Hockey News names Yzerman, Stamkos, Boucher to their 100 Most Powerful list, Raw Charge staff snubbed again.

Best Trade? Worst Trade? Most "Nothing" Trade?

Did anyone win the Simon Gagne trade? On the other hand, did anyone lose? Wait-- did anyone get anything out of this trade at all?

A Classic Lightning Fan Favorite: Enricco Ciccone

Raw Charge catches up with a Classic Lightning Fan Favorite, former defenceman Enricco Ciccone.

Southeast Division Roundup: A Little Plus/Minus Action

South East Division Roundup, with a few plus/minus players from the Mighty SE.

Southeast Division Roundup: The View From The Top of The Heap

Lightning leading the East? What about those Capital fellows? A SE Division roundup from RawCharge.

Around The SE Div: Stumbling Kitties, Finnish 'Canes

Nolan Whyte's roundup of all things Southeast Division.

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