27 September 2010
Tommorrow the Lightning is hosting Ice Fest, their annual fan event where you can get free t-shirts, watch an open practice, a charity hockey game featuring alumni and check out the ice girls. Thrilling? I'm sure the practice might be neat to see, but otherwise events like this are really just for the kids. Full details can be found here.
But interesting tidbit in the press release is that you can assist the Lightning Foundation by purchasing Tampa Bay Lightning license plates! I couldn't find a photo of what it looks like on the Lightning website, but I did find one on Walmart (!?!?!?). Curious as I don't think of Walmart as my go-to stop for Lightning merchandise
Hockey Fights Cancer
A photo from the photoshoot that was done by Ryan Miller of hockey players for Hockey Fights Cancer month (October), and this set was released today on VanityFair.com.
The sweater is not what I would have picked for Stamkos but I really think it works for him in this photo. And damn that intense stare is one of the best out of the group. The squid on the other hand just looks like he's trying too hard.
Here are your Lightning links for today:
- The Lightning will find out by Tuesday at noon if the seven players that were cut yesterday that needed to clear waivers were claimed
- I participated in a SE Division blogger roundtable over at the Caps blog Rock the Red with Laura from Thrashing the Blues, Canes Country and the Litter Box Cats. Check it out as we discuss, with the exception of the Caps, how weak our division is yet again
- Puck Daddy has his Lightning season preview called Wrestling with the Tampa Bay Lightning
- Speaking of season previews, Kevin Burgundy at the Houses of Hockey on The Score has one up as well
- Because there's nothing to do for the next few days while the Lightning practice in Tampa, DTV has put together some scenes from around the NHL
- Justin over at the Hopeful Chase is running a caption contest on Stamkos' VF photo. No word on what the prize is, though it's probably some trading card or something (j/k)
- And lastly, Mishkin blogs about being on the road trip with the Lightning. He managed to take a five day trip that was probably exciting into one of the most uninteresting blog posts I've read. Then he takes the time and two giant paragraphs to thank people on the trip like he had won the Oscar with all their hardwork or something. It was a little bit of over-fellating on all the trainer staff love.