Mar 19, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) gets ready for a face-off against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. The Lightning beat the Maple Leafs 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning: Back of the Net – Happy Fourth of July

Good afternoon, 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.

Tampa Bay Lightning Development Camp is well underway at the Ice Sports Forum in Brandon.

This is one of the most exciting times in the year as Bolts fans get their first look at the future of the Lightning organization.

As we celebrate the Nation’s Independence this Fourth of July, the Lightning prospects take the ice and work towards attaining their dreams of making their mark on the National Hockey League.

While we sit back and take everything in, let’s take a look at what else is going on around the National Hockey League this Independence Day.

Slotting in Bolts Netminders Next Season (Tampa Bay Lightning)

Olli Jokinen signs with Predators (ESPN)

Buffalo Sabres Sign Tyson Strachan (Sabre Noise)

NHL: 10 most overrated players in hockey (FanSided)

Ron Hextall’s Free Agency Success (Broad Street Buzz)

Blackhawks Future Friday: Ryan Hartman (Blackhawk Up)

Street Crunch Presented by McDonald’s (Syracuse Crunch)

Boston Bruins: Peter Chiarelli Worthy Of Criticism (Causeway Crowd)

Claude Giroux apologizes to police for ‘misguided attempt at humor’ (Puck Daddy)

Slater Koekkoek Top Defenseman Prospect for Tampa Bay Lightning (Bleacher Report)


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