As we wait to see what the roster outcomes are to be, I must digress. It is not good (but necessary) to lose anybody, except maybe Prospal, Gratton, Boyle or Richards, maybe even Vinny. But what if we had changed coaches back in November, and were still in the hunt? Maybe brought the team together, appointed a captain, and rolled four lines conistently?
Anybody actually get to see this kid play? I would have thought he should be tearing up the USHL, but he isn't even a point per game. Is he not playing many minutes? Just not as good as the Lightning thought or is he struggling with the NA game?
Skip ahead to about 30 seconds into the video where Boutin ragdolls Greiss during last night's Admirals game.
So it's that time of year again, when all the teams around the league are either looking to make a big splash with a pickup or start over by moving players. Yes, it is trade season once again. For the last several years, the bolts have been buyers in the market, for the most part. This season though time has seemingly caught up with them and they re-enter the sellers market. I'm not opposed to this though at all. I think it's time to get some new blood into the system and team, shake things up a bit.
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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: