Found July 12, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
via Tom McQueen of Bolts By The Bay, Keep in mind, however, that Steve Yzerman wasn’t the only GM knocking on Filppula’s door in the days leading up to July 5. His suitors were well aware of his winning Stanley Cup experience and the maturity that a player acquires as he learns how to handle himself under sustained playoff pressure. I believe that with his hockey sense and his solid offensive and defensive play, Valtteri Filppula will certainly turn heads in the Tampa Bay Times Forum and around the league. What remains to be seen is whether the striking abilities Detroit fans witnessed in the last few years were a peak or a preface to an even more successful career. Overall, I’m optimistic that Lightning fans will be in for an exciting season as they watch Valtteri perform. via Mike Ristano of eyes on isles, At the end of the day, Brunner is a very good offensive forward, who cannot only shoot the puck well, but can pass it just as efficiently. He has blazing speed ...

Lightning announce seven-game preseason schedule

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning announced their seven-game preseason schedule Friday. Tampa Bay begins the session Sept. 18 against the St. Louis Blues at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., marking the second time the Lightning will have played a preseason game at the building. The Blues and Lightning also met at Amway Center on Sept. 21, 2011, and St. Louis won 4-3. Germain...

Jonathan Drouin boosts Tampa Bay Lightning attack

The Tampa Bay Lightning traded winger Cory Conacher last season for goaltender Ben Bishop. The team cut ties with franchise fixture Vincent Lecavalier and replaced him with a much less productive player, free agent forward Valtteri Filppula.So this group needs to find more scoring. That is why the Lightning passed on elite defensive prospect Seth Jones to draft winger Jonathan Drouin...

Lightning preseason games have been announced

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning will play a total of seven preseason games in 2013, the team announced today. They will kick off their preseason schedule on Wednesday, September 18 against the St. Louis Blues at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, home of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears and AFL’s Orlando Predators. Tampa Bay will play a total...

A Retrospective Of 2002 Red Wings: Seven Down, Four To Go

I’m taking some personal time off from writing a regular column for DSN this week. Though in light of Brendan Shanahan and Chris Chelios being elected to the Hockey Hall Of Fame this week, I have decided to repost a retrospective on the 2001-02 Red Wings from November 2009. With the election of Shanahan and Chelios, that awesome collection of talent now has six players in the Hall...
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