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NHL coverage and links to my articles from days past at RawCharge.com.

A song for Tampa and Games 3 and 4 of the 2022 Stanley Ci[ Final

It's debatable how fitting a sound for the city of Tampa Gypsy Star;s "A Night…

The Foley of Late-Season, Cross-Conference Play in the NHL

Such a major contest at the venerable Ice Palace known as Amalie Arena on Saturday…

A noteworthy atmosphere for the Stanley Cup Finals

If 2021 Stanley Cup broadcast coverage does not make reference to weather conditions of the…

An Open Letter Request to the Tampa Bay Lightning

Please note: note: My apologies for poor spelling and grammar. While I have a reputation…
Amalie Arena, the Ice Palace of Tampa, Florida.

Amalie Arena To Serve As An Early-Voting Locale

As we approach the 2020 U.S. elections, and with issues prominent in America leading to…
Regarding my absence ftom 2020 NHL playoff blogging and my social withdrawal online

Regarding my absence ftom 2020 NHL playoff blogging and my social withdrawal online

Here we are, deep into the NHL’s COVID-19 affected NHL playoffs! It’s sports-content when the…
The stage is set for a cultural event

The stage is set for a cultural event

In 2014 as I was deeply involved in hockey blogging, I was inspired to write…
Lecavalier in Kazan, 2005

NHL History: Vinny Lecavalier’s “Rough Translation” to Life With The White Bear

I'm happy to see the Tampa Bay Times has resurrected its old articles from its…

The Flukish Sgreak or Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Since the 2019 Holiday Season

https://twitter.com/Johnny_Fonts/status/1228145766235021312 The Tampa Bay Lightning are having one hell of a "fluke", eh? That ph4ase…
One opinion on a minor-league location matter in hockey

One opinion on a minor-league location matter in hockey

This piqued my interest while scanning headlines this morning: The Vegas Golden Knights are considering…
Jon Cooper’s done better as a Lightning head coach than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers all-time

Jon Cooper’s done better as a Lightning head coach than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers all-time

Hockey, specifically the National Hockey League, is not football nor the National Football League. I’m…

Vaulted production levels from Alex Killorn are elite for his career

"Killer Elite" is the term that popped out of my mouth when center Alex Killorn…

In brief, a response to the Tampa Bay Lightning’s current success

Ahem... Eight wins in-a-row is a fluke, nine would be a streak. Unless you are…

Andrei Vasilevskiy can hecome the Tampa Bay Lightning’s winningest goalie with a victory vs Winnipeg

If the Tampa Bay Lightning win tonight in their contest with the Winnipeg Jets, and…

Lightning hockey and that blogger named John…

I've posted no updates regarding the Bolts so far this season, this isn't really one…

“Where are they now?” of hockey blogging?

It's on my mind as something that should be done but I don't think I'm…

The season after regular-season domination and the Tampa Bay Lightning (with poll)

The 2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning achieved. Oh, boy, did they achieve... The spectacular run was…

Did you know…? Tampa Bay Lightning stars once were extras in a comic book movie?

This past summer I asked friends on Facebook to name a movie that was filmed…

Fox Sports Sun to live-stream Lightning 2019 preseason games

Earlier today I crossed a forum post asking about viewing Bolts preseason games on television.…

Only one player stands out from Steve Yzerman’s 1st round draft history with the Lightning

It’s such a minor enigma and yet so profound. Draft picks don’t pan out all…

“Do You Believe In Miracles?” available for viewing here

I have referenced the HBO documentary "Do You Believe In Miracles?" for years in my…

There isn’t much of a Tampa Bay Lightning blogosphere

Web logging (weblogging), commonly known as blogging, is an open platform of chronicling thoughts, observations…

Some quick remarks about the Lightning’s summer

I haven’t said much this summer about the Tampa Bay Lightning, now have I? The…
Amalie Arena, the Ice Palace of Tampa, Florida.

Reflecting on the history and the Ice Palace that is Amalie Arena

I’ve got a phrase in my head. It’s a pretentious intro to a Tampa Bay…

A quick update on the Hockey Daily project

I said a few months ago that I had control of the domain name hockeydaily.net.…
Tampa Bay Lightning playoff preview April 1996

An image from Tampa BayLightning history and the 1996 NHL Playoffs

Preceding this image with a history lesson of Tampa Bay sports would seem fitting, as…

The brink of NHL free agency 2019

I have no words as we sit about 20 hours away from the opening of…

A feat in failure, the Bolts beat the Blues

A factoid from a season now gone bye-bye. It's an amazing feat for St. Louis…

Three months away; Lightning announce 2019 preseason schedule

On the day of the grand finale of the 2018-19 NHL season, the Tampa Bay…

My love for hockey and the glory of the Stanley Cup

With the start of the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals tonight, I got a wee bit…

What to do with HockeyDaily.net?

I bought a domain name last week, one that I've thought about for some time:…

2019 NHL Playoffs: Oh, how the mighty have fallen

Ring around the RosiePocket full of posies Ashes, Ashes We all fall down! Ring Around…

Will the start of Steve Yzerman’s tenure in Detroit bring transactions with Tampa Bay?

I could be dead wrong on this but I’ve also got a certainty tied to…

Without a job and without a path forward

I’ve got a conundrum. In the business world, it’s not a problem really: Long-time veteran…

The simple truth; 2019 Tampa Bay Lightning playoffs post-mortem summary

They don't call the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs the Second Season for nothing. Accomplishments during…

Disappointed by Lightning play and fan reaction

I’m going to go with a simple take going into Game 3 of the Eastern…

Another Lightning record: Drawing viewers to their historic regular-season performance

Another Tampa Bay Lightning broken record for the 2018-19 NHL season. The only difference with…

The Great Outdoors and the first Eastern Conference Quarterfinals watch party for Lightning fans

It's the time of the season for fans to congregate together and watch Tampa Bay…

The gamble and the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Once in a while, I get contacted with hockey-related stuff that reminds me I actually…

Another benchmark change is looming for the Lightning in the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs

As it stands, with the 2018-19 regular season still in play, Tampa Bay Lightning history…

Lightning’s success generates all too much silence in the Tampa Bay sports media

There’s a outspoken and upset Florida Panthers fan who voiced their discontent with the Panthers…

The NHL on NBC and NBC Sports Net needs broader appeal

The following tweet sets the standard for this blog post. It was posted during a…

Record-breaking vies against playoff contention in the Lightning’s remaining schedule

Author's Note: I go the wins-in-an-NHL-season record wrong in this piece. The record is 62…

The storm continues with Tampa Bay Lightning hockey

Ten days ago I wrote my shocked and impressed piece about where the Tampa Bay…

Eugene Melnyk and the suffering of hockey fandom in Ottawa

With the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline now passed, fans refkect on moves made by their…

A tweet of note regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning and the 2019 NHL trade deadline

Via Joe Smith of The Athletic, a quick remark about things at this coming deadline…

Lightning strikes blaze the NHL standings and Tampa Bay sports

Ninety-two. Ninety-two points in February. Ninety-two points in February?! My God! Where the Tampa Bay…

Via Reddit: To put the Tampa Bay Lightning’s success in perspective at this point (Feb 16, 2015)

It is damn good and ahead of the pack. Click the title to read the post.

My thoughts on the Bolts and the new alternate threds

We're in the middle of the second-to-last month of the NHL season and lo and…

A lackluster competitiveness and the drive to improve (or lack thereof)

I was going to be critical of Edmonton, Alberta, and Canadian hockey fans who have…