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.
The weekend is in full swing now. Hopefully, the rain can stay away long enough for us to enjoy living in Hockey Paradise.
One more day in the books brings us one day closer to hockey season. Right now, we are just 34 days away! That’s right ladies and gentlemen, just 34 more days until the official start of the 2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning hockey season!
There is no time like the present 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.
30 in 30: Drouin, Filppula New To Lightning Lineup (Tampa Bay Lightning)
What Will John Tortorella’s Immediate Impact Be with Vancouver Canucks? (Bleacher Report)
Calgary Flames are going to be monumentally bad (Puck Daddy)
Exceptional rookies look to avoid sophomore slump (NHL.com)
Staal brothers aim for Team Canada (Fox Sports)
Normal Goaltender Development, pt 2: Juniors vs NCAA vs professional (Raw Charge)
Vanek: ‘I didn’t ask to be traded’ (Pro Hockey Talk)
Prospect Profile: Defenseman Scott Harrington (Pens Labyrinth)