Sep 26, 2013; Estero, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson (44) skates with the puck as Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov (7) attempted to defend during the first period at Germain Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Back of the Net: Bolts By The Bay 9/27/13

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 Friday, Bolts fans! I hope everyone has tremendous plans ahead of them for the weekend; at the very least, one that doesn’t have you working too hard. I mean, come on…there is a game tomorrow.

We are exactly one week away from the official start of the season! That’s right, ladies and gentlemen…only a Radko Gudas away from the first official puck drop of the 2013-14 Tampa Bay Lightning hockey season!

Furthermore, we are only 5 days away from learning who the new captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning will be. Surely, everyone has their opinions on who  that should be, but that is another story for another day.

I think it’s time to get down to business here.

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.

Finding Room For Everyone (Tampa Bay Lightning)

5 Bold Predictions for Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2013-14 Season (Bleacher Report)

Denis Brodeur dies; career in photos (ESPN)

Reports: Panthers sold to Viola (Fox Sports)

AAPG to feature top American prospects for 2014 draft (

Pirates to play entire 13-14 schedule in Lewiston (

Calder Watch: Who are the favorites for 2013-14 NHL rookie of the year? (Puck Daddy)

Bruins Tickets Average 8th Highest In The NHL (Causeway Crowd)

The Senators Lineup And The Reality Of Waiver Risks (Senshot)

The Syracuse Crunch and Crunch Foundation continue partnership with Hillside Family of Agencies (Syracuse Crunch)


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