As training camp readily approached, I wrote an article over at Raw Charge highlighting the potential and concerns of starting the season platooning Ellis and Smith, which I suggested was “not a truly inspiring duo” and should be regarded with “cautious optimism.” I went on to elaborate: Both are likely to be the hero on… 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


Hello!  Welcome to the Electric Blue Hockey Test, the latest addition to the network of blogs and authors devoted to covering the Tampa Bay Lightning.  The goal is to supplement the existing daily coverage (Lightning fans are blessed to have sensible beat reporters in Eric Erlendsson and Damian Cristodero as well as the the superb… Read More