I've been reading a lot of talk on the internet in the past three or four weeks by Lightning fans wanting to assign blame for the struggles the Lightning have had this season. One of the common threads in many of these cases has been to point the finger at the Lightning's junior scouting department. That discontent in the fan base only got amplified last week when St. Pete Times writer John Romano wrote, "The bottom line is the Lightning has gotten virtually nothing from nearly a decade of drafts." Even Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune has gotten in on the act calling the Lightning's minor league system a mess, only fueling a vocal segment of the Lightning fan base that is thirsting to see heads roll.
Everybody seems to be squealing for accountability, but no one has done the accounting. Much, much more on the flip...
Just installed a couple of more new themes: Zen, Zen Classic, and MyDrual_Impact.
Each user can customize which theme they *see* when browsing the BP site by clicking My Account in the navigation panel in the left-side pane, and then selecting the Edit tab. Scroll down and you'll see a number of theme options. With these three new themes, there is currently 14 to choose from. Enjoy.
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Just as a heads up, Evgeny Artyukhin is now on CSKA. He's played in either 3 or 4 games and either has a goal or doesnt haha. Wish I knew more, but according to the fans of CSKA he did score his first goal with them in his first game but it doesnt show on stats. Here's a link to the messageboard post about it:
As Santa delivered toys to all the good boys and girls, BP tech staff delivered a fresh new version of BP to its readers. And while the merits of this new software version will reveal itself in the weeks to come with added functionality, for now the main thing that you will see are some changed themes for you. Check them out by going to your Account and selecting the theme that feels right for you.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all BP'ers!
What will Santa bring to all good BP boys and girls this year?
For starters, BP'ers will wake up to the lastest version of the site software that BP uses. This means new themes and new functionality. More on this when the new version arrives.
Secondly, the plan is to install and integrate a hot smoking message board that will attract Lightning fans from near and far to come and discuss their favorite hockey team and prospects. Hopefully, little Timmy has been a good boy this year and Santa helps make the upgrade go smoothly. :-)
Hey, congratulations BP staff on getting us a fine goalie. Even I could tell the difference in goaltending tonight. Ramo just looks, so, so sure of himself. This is the perfect way for Ramo to start; he wins a 2-1 close fought game, and one can only hope that the team builds on this.
NHL Network to televise 2008 World Junior Championships
Dec 19, 2007
New York, NY -- NHL Network, the first national network dedicated entirely to hockey, today announced it has secured the exclusive U.S. rights to the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship in Pardubice and Liberec, Czech Republic, Dec. 26, 2007 â€“ Jan. 5, 2008. The upcoming tournament marks the first time the World Junior Championship will be telecast live on NHL Network in the United States. NHL Network in the U.S. will televise live coverage of the entire medal round of the 2008 World Junior Championship, including both quarterfinal games, both semifinal contests, the bronze-medal game and the gold-medal game. All games will be televised in HD and will receive at least one primetime re-air on the network.
What gives HF? Seriously.
Look, we're long past the point of expecting anything resembling objectivity considering one of your top writers was once quoted as claiming Blair Jones was "trash" because he was a 4th round pick, but can you guys at least acknowledge that Mike Lundin (another 4th round pick, so I guess that makes him "trash" too) has made the NHL? Is that really too much to ask?