An image from Tampa BayLightning history and the 1996 NHL Playoffs

Tampa Bay Lightning playoff preview April 1996

A photograph from 2010 of a newspaper playolff preview from 1996 — the first playoffs appearence in Tampa Bay Lightning franchise history.

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

The hype, the hope, the proudness of what the Lightning are doing? It’s not there in traditional media in Tampa Bay at current like it was in 1996.