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To conclude what has been a whirlwind of a week (a very successful one for my labor of love, this blog, and a fulfilling one personally, as I got to celebrate the marriage of a long-time friend) covering the bulk of the Lightning’s prospect development camp, I have decided to accept an invitation to join Bolt… Read More


The final day of camp was comprised entirely of half-ice, 3-on-3 tournament action between six groups: Team Brewer Devos, Milan, Mullin, Witkowski Team Hedman Koekkoek, Namestnikov, Nesterov, Paquette Team Lecavalier Bradley, Brown, Gotovets, Landry Team Malone Clarke, Gauthier, McNally, Peca Team St. Louis Blujus, Czarnik, Dotchin, Richard Team Stamkos Hart, Langelier-Parent, Sergeev, Sustr Following are… Read More


The second day of camp opened with goalies-only instruction followed by staggered sessions of puck-handling, passing and shooting drills and power-skating for skaters. The schedule was a bit truncated as the Lightning treated all of the camp attendees to the Rays-Yankees game in the afternoon: https://twitter.com/RaysBaseball/status/220623783642398720/ Following are some of my takeaways, for those of… Read More


With a national holiday tomorrow promising a lighter workload and an afternoon excursion to see the Rays looming, the Lightning’s prospects and invitees took to the ice for several sessions this morning and afternoon. As GM Steve Yzerman took the time to stress, this camp is strictly a tool for presenting the culture of professional… Read More