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Back of the Net: Bolts By The Bay 9/14/13

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to tonight’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.

Sorry for the delay in posting tonight; however, I always say…better late than never.

I hope those of you that made it out to Lightning Fan Fest today had a blast! Today was pretty much the kickoff of a flurry of things to come leading into the start of the season.

Speaking of the regular season, with another day in the books, we are now a Ryan Malone (12) and a Mark Barberio (8) away from the start of the regular season! That’s right, ladies and gentlemen…only 20 days until the puck drops for the very first time during the 2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning hockey season!

Well, I think 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.

Connolly’s Confidence A Welcomed Sign for Tampa Bay (Tampa Bay Lightning)

The Best Trade in Every NHL Team’s History (Bleacher Report)

Bruins Still Pained By Cup Loss (Yahoo! Sports)

Jason Spezza named captain of Ottawa Senators (NHL.com)

Phantoms sign VandeVelde, Clarkson (TheAHL.com)

Ovechkin shaken up in pre-season tilt? (Pro Hockey Talk)

John Tortorella wants to limit tweets (ESPN)

Best of Bailey: Kings mascot takes over NHL Twitter (Fox Sports)

ADM stands out in Aspen Institute initiative (USA Hockey)

The Duncan Keith Effect (Blackhawk Up)


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