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Raw Charge May 23, 2017
Quick Strikes: Lightning prospects help set a new record at Memorial Cup Tournament

Quick Strikes: Lightning prospects help set a new record at Memorial Cup Tournament

The Tampa Bay Lightning plan some fun activities for local kids, Hedman and Stralman wear weird gold helmets, and the prospects help set some Memorial Cup records. The Bolts “The Tampa Bay Lightning Girls will host their first annual Summer Camp for girls ages 6-12 from July 17-21 at Amalie Arena. The camp will focus primarily on dance, fitness and building a healthy lifestyle, along with additional activities in a unique and fun atmosphere.” [Tampa Bay Lightning] Jassen Cullimore and the rest Lightning Made team went out to McMullen Booth Elementary to teach kids about street...
Raw Charge May 22, 2017
Transcript: Hedman on winning gold, “It’s an unbelievable feeling”

Transcript: Hedman on winning gold, “It’s an unbelievable feeling”

Transcribed for accessibility. Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman talks about the emotions of winning his first championship as a member of Team Sweden. Yesterday, Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman and Team Sweden won gold at the IIHF World Championship. It was Hedman’s first gold medal playing for his national team; at the IIHF World Junior Championship, Hedman won silver twice, and won bronze at the World Championship in 2010. Hedman was named one of the team’s best three players after posting two goals and two assists in ten tournament games. In the gold medal...
Raw Charge May 22, 2017
Quick Strikes: Hedman and Stralman are World Champions

Quick Strikes: Hedman and Stralman are World Champions

Eight members of the Tampa Bay Lightning earned medals in the IIHF World Championships. Hedman and Stralman got gold; Cooper, Killorn, and Point picked up silver; Kucherov, Namestnikov, and Vasilevskiy brought home bronze. The Bolts Scouting the 2017 NHL Draft: Your head coach will want you to draft Ryan Poehling. “Poehling is a big, smart center that has the makeup to become a reliable two-way center in NHL.” [Raw Charge] Thousands of hockey sticks arrive @AmalieArena as part of our initiative to grow the game of hockey in Tampa Bay @LightningMade @TBLightning...
Raw Charge May 15, 2017
Quick Strikes: Hedman on his new Bolt-shaped scar, “I look like Harry Potter”

Quick Strikes: Hedman on his new Bolt-shaped scar, “I look like Harry Potter”

Updates on the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup winning roster, the players celebrate Mother’s Day, and Victor Hedman is a Potterhead. The Bolts Where are they now? Updating the 2004 Stanley Cup Tampa Bay Lightning. “With no member of the 2004 Stanley Cup team in the NHL during the 2016-17 we took a look to see if anyone was still playing professionally.” [Raw Charge] Basement GM time: Which of these six prospects would you rather draft? “We’ve written about six prospects that the Tampa Bay Lightning may take in the NHL entry draft. Time to vote for your favorite so far.”...
FOX Sports May 12, 2017
Victor Hedman suffers nasty cut terrifyingly close to eye after visor shatters

Victor Hedman suffers nasty cut terrifyingly close to eye after visor shatters

An inch or two higher and Hedman could have lost an eye.
Raw Charge May 12, 2017
Hedman and Stralman on their relationship and playing for Team Sweden

Hedman and Stralman on their relationship and playing for Team Sweden

The Tampa Bay Lightning's best defensive pairing talk about their relationship on and off the ice and what it means to represent their country. Tampa Bay Lightning defensemen Victor Hedman and Anton Stralman were recently interviewed about their relationship and their roles on Team Sweden at the IIHF World Championship. Text of the original interview can be found at Hockeysverige.se. This Swedish-to-English translation was generously provided by reddit user /u/Hedmaniac and edited by /u/elgrandeslimbo. If you use this translation in any context, please credit the translators. Soccer geeks...
Raw Charge Apr 28, 2017
Quick Strikes: Victor Hedman named Assistant Captain for Sweden

Quick Strikes: Victor Hedman named Assistant Captain for Sweden

Hedman will wear the "A" for Sweden, a full translation of Kucherov's interview, and a rebuttal to a local columnist's latest piece. The Bolts Nikita Kucherov gave a very candid interview in Russian on Wednesday. Thanks to the help of a couple of Russian-speaking Tampa Bay Lightning fans, we were able to compile a translation of the interview which we believe accurately reflects his thoughts and provides some important context for a couple of "bombshell" quotes that circulated online. [Raw Charge] Erik Erlendsson offers his perspective on Kucherov’s comments. "There are two particular...
FOX Sports Apr 27, 2017
Tampa Bay Lightning: Victor Hedman's Case for the 2017 Norris Trophy

Tampa Bay Lightning: Victor Hedman's Case for the 2017 Norris Trophy

Every Norris Trophy finalist is a great player. Every one of them deserves that award. So how did the Tampa Bay Lightnings Victor Hedman earn his Norris nomination this year? Heres his caseThis year, the Norris trophy comes down to three great players: Brent Burns of the San Jose Shark...
Raw Charge Apr 26, 2017
Quick Strikes: Lightning GM Steve Yzerman wants to add “more offense from the blue line”

Quick Strikes: Lightning GM Steve Yzerman wants to add “more offense from the blue line”

The Bolts This week’s 30 Thoughts column by Elliotte Friedman includes plenty of discussion about the Tampa Bay Lightning, featuring some insight from General Manager Steve Yzerman. Skip to 22-26 for the majority of the Bolts coverage. “Yzerman wouldn’t address the aborted Kevin Shattenkirk trade, but did say the Lightning will look at adding ‘more offence from the blue line, but there’s no guarantee we can do that.’ Is there a preference for a right or left shot? ‘Doesn’t matter,’ he replied. He had high praise for Norris Trophy finalist Victor Hedman (‘an evolved...

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