March 29, 2013; Tampa FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson (44) is congratulated by right wing Teddy Purcell (16) scored a goal on New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) during the second period at Tampa Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net: Bolts By The Bay 9/10/13

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.

Happy Tuesday, Bolts fans! As we stare down the business end of another week, we inch ourselves closer and closer to the siren’s call of hockey.

Right now, we are just a Teddy Purcell (16) and a Mark Barberio (8) away from the start of hockey season. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen…only 24 days left until the official start of the 2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning hockey season!

Are you ready to Be The Thunder once again?

Well, 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.

Kucherov, Lightning Prospects Lead the Way in Weekend Tourney (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Ranking Every NHL Team’s Power-Play Unit (Bleacher Report)

End of an era: Flames announce Kiprusoff retirement (Pro Hockey Talk)

Islanders name Tavares captain (Fox Sports)

Sens extend Colin Greening 3 years (ESPN)

Giroux, Hartnell expect Flyers to bounce back (

Wolves sign Harper (

Tryouts Tips: A Responsible Sports Playbook (USA Hockey)

Is Chaos Brewing For The ‘Canes? (Causeway Crowd)

Inside Carolina Hurricanes’ awkward family drama, as Peter Karmanos fires his son (Puck Daddy)


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