Good morning, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to today’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.
We have reached the middle of the work week or as I like to call it, the longest day ever. For those of you at home who are counting like me, we are now just a Nate Thompson away from the official start of the 2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning hockey season! That’s right, just 44 days left!
As usual there is a lot to talk about in the world of hockey, so let’s get right to it.
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.
Syracuse Crunch A Perfect Fit For Bolts Prospects (Tampa Bay Lightning)
The 5 Biggest Villains in Los Angeles Kings History (Bleacher Report)
Were the Wild wise in keeping Backstrom? (Pro Hockey Talk)
Boston Bruins promote Keith Gretzky (ESPN Boston)
30 in 30: Lightning look for return to playoffs (NHL.com)
Capitals ink Segal to one-year deal (TheAHL.com)
It’d Be Wise To Call Up Olli Maatta Now (Pens Labyrinth)
What would it take for Tampa Bay to host the IIHF World Junior Championships? (Raw Charge)