NHL Adds New Protocols in Light of Rising COVID-19 Cases

By Jake Ricker On Thursday, the NHL announced that they would be implementing new COVID-19 Protocols to try and help eliminate the spread of COVID-19. Let’s take a look at the new things the NHL has implemented and how they could potentially affect the Bolts. Removal of shielding behind the benches The NHL has mandated that boards…

Depth Fixes After Stephens and Cernak Injuries

By Michael Wax Depth is paramount in any season, not to mention a season where the Lightning must now play52 games in 100 days. Low and behold, the Lightning are also dealing with some serious injurtrouble after their first series against Columbus. 2nd pair defender Erik Cernak is day-to-daywith an upper-body injury, while 4th line…

Report Card Series: The Captain

By: Michael Wax “And the Captain… Number 91…Steven STAAAAAAAMKOSSSS!!” Paul Porter’s voice rung around Amalie Arena, introducing the leader of the Lightning to the Bolts faithful on October 3rd, 2019. By the end of the season, he was raising the Stanley Cup. But his path to the cup was anything but normal. After going scoreless…

Coronavirus Brings NHL to a Hold

By: Michael Wax This past week has been a complete whirlwind inside of the NHL and the rest of the sports world, culminating in the suspension of the NHL season earlier today due to the virus COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus. The NHL is not the only major sports league to take these precautions…

All In: The Barclay Goodrow Trade

By: Michael Wax The Tampa Bay Lightning waited until the last possible moment to improve the roster on trade deadline day, but their move might have been one of the most talked-about deals of the day. The Lightning sent their 2020 first-round pick, along with forward Anthony Greco, to the San Jose Sharks in exchange…

Zach Bogosian

By: Philip Wunderlich The Lightning have acquired recently waived defenseman, Zach Bogosian, and not only that but they have signed him to a one year deal worth 1.3 million dollars. Bogosian is a 29-year-old defenseman who was originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers…yes the Atlanta Thrashers. Zach is more of a defensive defenseman who provides…

Trade Analysis: Blake “Pickles” Coleman

By: Michael Wax The New Jersey Devils decided to start their fire sale yesterday, sending captain Andy Greene to the Islanders and forward Blake Coleman to the Lightning. Many Lightning fans seemed upset about their end of the trade, believing that it was too hefty of a price tag to give up for a bottom-six…

Possible Trade Deadline Targets

By: Michael Wax What a weird year this has been for the Bolts. After the disaster that was last season’s playoff run, it seemed early in the season as if the players had really taken that loss to heart and couldn’t get over it. Certain players had taken a step back, and the goaltending wasn’t…