Reports that Detroit’s long-time defensive anchor, Niklas Lidstrom, was set to retire began a whirlwind of nostalgic tweets and articles that only intensified after Lidstrom held court yesterday to officially announce his career was, in fact, at an end. Although it’s hard to imagine a soul in hockeydom personally happy to see this day come,… Read More

Earlier today, “Coldrice” over at BoltProspects reported his discovery that the Lightning are looking to hire an Assistant General Manager, so it does appear that something is afoot over at Channelside but what, exactly, is far from clear. The Lightning still have Julien BriseBois, current Vice-President and General Manager Steve Yzerman’s prize hire in 2010… Read More

For the majority of the course of the Lightning’s 2010-2011 regular season, a return to the playoffs for Lord Stanley’s Cup wavered between a strong possibility and near certainty.  The Lightning started strong out of the gate with a 7-3 record through the end of October and, proceeded to win more games than they lost… Read More