Apr 13, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; The Tampa Bay Lightning players celebrate after their game against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. The Lightning won 1-0 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning: Back of the Net – Free Agency, Off-Ice Drama and More

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.

We have officially entered one of the most exciting times of the year. Well…other than the season opener and the Stanley Cup Finals, but you get the point.

The NHL Free Agency is in full swing, and today marked the opening of the 2014 Tampa Bay Lightning Development Camp.

If you were not already aware, the event is free and open to the public. If you need information on the schedule of events, you can get it all right here.

While we wait for another exciting day to get started, let’s take a look at what is going on around the National Hockey League today.

Lightning Add Veteran Leadership to Roster on First Day of Free Agency (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Josh Gorges, The Newest Sabre (Sabre Noise)

Crunch boast 41 first-round alumni (Syracuse Crunch)

Jason Akeson re-signed to 1 year contract with Flyers (FanSided)

Chicago Blackhawks Top 100- #100 Phil Esposito (Blackhawk Up)

Steve Downie Signs One-Year Deal With Pittsburgh Penguins (Pen’s Labyrinth)

NHL Free Agency: Atlantic Division a mixed bag of good and bad (Raw Charge)

NHL Free Agents 2014 Signings: Tracking Every Team’s Moves (Bleacher Report)

Tomas Tatar, Darren Helm resolve lawsuit over noise issues, avoid eviction (Puck Daddy)

Boston Bruins Free Agency: Jarome Iginla signs with Colorado Avalanche (Causeway Crowd)


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