Jan 19, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA;Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov (86) reacts against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning: Back of the Net – June 4, 2014

Good evening, Bolts Nation! Welcome to today’s edition of Back of the Net where we bring you all the latest and greatest news and updates from not just here in the Bolts Nation, but around the entire world of hockey.

In just a few short hours, the puck will drop at the Staples Center in California as the Los Angeles Kings prepare to host the New York Rangers in Game 1 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.

Meanwhile, back in the Bolts Nation, Tampa Bay Lightning fans are waiting to hear news of the re-signing of one of the many players who are set to be free agents this year.

While we anxiously await some movement on that front, let’s take a look at what is going on around the National Hockey League today.

Al Murray: Quality of the 2014 Draft is the Wingers (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Rangers have no captain but plenty of leaders (NHL.com)

Buffalo Sabres Shopping Draft Picks For Future (Sabre Noise)

Joel Quenneville’s Treatment of Young Players (Blackhawk Up)

NHL logos get re-done as Simpsons characters (Photo) (FanSided)

The Sweater Series (Or Notable Numbers) #4: Vinny (duh) (Raw Charge)

Watch Drew Doughty Go Head Over Heels In Victory (Too Many Men on the Site)

New York Rangers vs Los Angeles Kings: Speed Key To The Cup (Blue Line Station)

Why Anze Kopitar Is Everything You Want in an NHL Superstar (Bleacher Report)

Daniel Carcillo Suspension Shortened – Another Bad Bettman Call? (Causeway Crowd)


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