Skip to main content

Big storm in Tampa Bay

The new Lightning owners have kicked the Tampa Bay fans in the gut, not because they were behind the Richards trade last season nor because they've made a mockery of themselves and the staff with their self-aggrandizing video and eager headline seeking.

The new owners, coach and management lied to the fans during the season ticket holders' drive by saying they would keep Dan Boyle. Boyle is not the issue here; players come and go. They deliberately, publicly deceived the fan base upon which they depend on for their existence.

We now have Hollywood producers as owners (whom I'm sure believe they should still be on the ice themselves), a television star coach (whom no one liked in that job, either), two assistant coaches with suspect pasts, and a shredded patchwork of a team.

We deserve to be the laughing stock of the NHL.

Lisa Marie Phillips, Anna Maria Island, Fla.



NHL Hot Seat Radar: Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins' competitive window is shrinking – something that happens to virtually every successful franchise – so it's up to the team's management to see how they approach both the short- and long-term future.

Juraj Slafkovsky

Prospect Pool Overview: Montreal Canadiens

From making the Stanley Cup final to snagging the first overall pick, the Montreal Canadiens have had a riveting last year and a half. Tony Ferrari looks at the team's prospect pool and who you need to get excited about.


Jets Sign Appleton to Three-Year Extension, Avoid Arbitration

The Winnipeg Jets and forward Mason Appleton have avoided arbitration, agreeing to terms on a three-year contract extension.