Mar 23 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning centre Dana Tyrell (42) during wamup prior to game against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports
Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to this morning’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.
As we stare down the business end of another Monday morning, we here at Bolts By The Bay sincerely hope that you enjoyed your weekend to the fullest.
With one more day in the books, we are just a Dana Tyrell (42) and a Tom Pyatt (11) away from the official start of Lightning Hockey! Yes, just 53 more days to go and the wait will be finally over.
Along with a new week comes lots of new goings on in the world of hockey, so there is no time like the present to get down to business.
Without further ado, 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.
Ranking the 5 Most Unbelievable Moments in Tampa Bay Lightning History (Bleacher Report)
Edmonton Oilers, National Hockey League of Nations (Puck Daddy)
30 in 30: Core In Place, Wild Look For Playoff Run (NHL.com)
Bettman Denies NHL Taking Over Devils — Sale Imminent? (Pro Hockey Talk)
The Allure Of The KHL (Blackhawk Up)
The Alternate Case For The Alternate Captain: Shawn Thornton (Causeway Crowd)
Top 10 List: #3 Mike Richter (Blue Line Station)
NHL Stadium Series: Not So Special? (Predlines)
Is Drew Stafford In The Long Term Plans For The Buffalo Sabres? (Sabre Noise)
Off-Season Guessing: Can Caps Make Playoffs? (Stars and Sticks)
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