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.
Under normal circumstances, this is where I would say “Happy Monday!” However, is there really such a thing? Well, I guess it would be a pretty good day if there was a hockey game that Monday, so I guess that would be the exception to the rule.
With another day in the books, we are now just a Mike Angelidis (10) and a Mark Barberio (8) away from the start of the season. That’s right, Bolts fans! We are now only 19 days from the first official puck drop of the 2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning hockey season!
The time has come for us to get down to business here. 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.
Familiarity Aids Panik, Johnson (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Lightning Owner Says GM Yzerman ‘is Doing a Great Job’ (Bleacher Report)
Ovechkin on NHL’s new no-tuck jersey rule: ‘I think it’s kind of stupid’ (Pro Hockey Talk)
NHL rejects video review for high-sticking penalties, unfortunately (Puck Daddy)
Kings’ Toffoli fills in for Brown; Devils’ Jagr sits out (NHL.com)
AHL to host Färjestad in ’14 All-Star Classic (TheAHL.com)
Lecavalier suddenly the new guy (ESPN)
Seguin admits to ‘bad decisions’ (Fox Sports)
Buffalo Sabres Prospect Profile: Nathan Lieuwen (Sabre Noise)
Bruins Address Biggest Problems At Camp: 3rd Line And Power Play (Causeway Crowd)