Apr 14, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; A general view of the Tampa Bay Lightning bench 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 8/1/13


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 the start of a new month. More importantly, it is one day closer to the start of Lightning hockey. There are only 64 more days to wait until the first puck drops on the regular season.

Well, I guess it’s time to get down to business. So 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.

The Biggest Storyline Surrounding Each Tampa Bay Lightning Star in 2013 Season (Bleacher Report)

Ilya Bryzgalov headed to Sweden? (Sports Illustrated)

Throwback Thursday-Mike Peluso (Blackhawk Up)

The Curious Case Of Simon Despres (Pens Labyrinth)

Eyes Chats With Beat Writer Arthur Staple (Eyes on Isles)

Seven Years Later…. Looking Back At 2006 Rookie Camp (Sabre Noise)

Florida Panthers Sign Scott Gomez To One Year Deal (The Rat Trick)

Are The Nashville Predators A Playoff Team? (Predlines)

Scouting Report: Who Is New Vancouver Canucks Forward Colin Stuart? (The Canuck Way)

Tampa Bay Lightning, Morton Plant Mease honor Clearwater couple for 15,000+ volunteer hours  (WTSP Tampa Bay)

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