Apr 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net: Bolts By The Bay 8/24/13

Good afternoon, 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.

Hopefully, you are enjoying your weekend and avoiding those pesky showers that always seem to creep in right about this time.

So, with another day to mark off of the calendar, we are now just a Ben Bishop (30) and a Tom Pyatt away from the start of the 2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning hockey season! That’s right, ladies and gentlemen…just 41 more days.

As we start to round the bend, there is certainly a lot of news popping up around the hockeyverse, so no time like the present to get to do 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.

Lightning Enter Into Affiliation Agreement With The CHL’S Brampton Beast (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Roberto Luongo breaks his silence: seven things we learned (Puck Daddy)

30 in 30: Drouin, Filppula new to Lightning lineup (NHL.com)

Devils preparing for next season without Ilya Kovalchuk (Pro Hockey Talk)

30 in 30: Horton, Murray among Columbus’ questions (NHL.com)

Wolf Pack sign defenseman Nash (TheAHL.com)

Mikhail Grabovski to play for Capitals (ESPN)

Normal Goaltender Development: Introduction (Raw Charge)

Fantasy Hockey: Bruins That Will Be HOT Or NOT In 2013-14 (#2) (Causeway Crowd)

Martin Erat: 6th Best LW In The Metropolitan Division? I Hope! (Stars and Sticks)


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