Apr 14, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center. Sabres beat the Lightning 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net: Bolts By The Bay 7/31/13

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to this afternoon’s edition of Back of the Net where we take you through all the latest and greatest news and updates from in and around the Bolts Nation, and the world of hockey.

Today is many things. It is Wednesday, hump day, and the last day of July. Most importantly, it means that there are only 65 more days until the official start of the 2013-14 Lightning hockey season.

As usual, there is a lot going on in the world of hockey today, so let’s get down to business.

Sit back and relax as we take you through all the latest updates, news, and rumors from not just around the Bolts Nation, but the great, wide world of hockey.

2013 Tampa Bay Lightning Player Grades: Radko Gudas (Sports Media 101)

Seattle NHL expansion pushed by Gary Bettman for 2014-2015 season? (Puck Daddy)

Chicago Blackhawks Top 5 Regular Season Goals (Blackhawk Up)

18 Greatest Colorado Avalanche Of All-Time: Joe Sakic (Mile High Sticking)

Brandon Sutter Is Key To Pens Keeping Balance (Pens Labyrinth)

Ten Top Candidates For a Bounce-Back Season (NHL.com)

Sharks’ Joe Pavelski Signs Extension (ESPN)

The Islanders Officially Announce Affiliation With ECHL’s Stockton Thunder (Eyes on Isles)

Does Gustav Nyquist Have A Chance With Sweden? (Octopus Thrower)

Winnipeg Jets Sign Blake Wheeler To Six Years, $33.6M (Predlines)


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