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Quick Strikes: John Tavares to the Tampa Bay Lightning?

July 14th, 2017 at 7:01 AM
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OTTAWA, ON – JANUARY 28: (L-R) John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders, James Neal #18 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning and team Alfredsson kneel on the ice during the 2012 Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Scotiabank Place on January 28, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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The Bolts

Speculation: Elliotte Friedman dropped the final “30 Thoughts” of the season on us and in it he said this: “I’ve said a million times that I believe John Tavares‘s first choice is to stay with the Islanders. But, if he does decide to leave, why do I have visions of him taking less money to play in Tampa Bay?” [Sportsnet]

So, naturally, the staff here at Raw Charge were very restrained in their reaction to this idea.

Just kidding

We’ll have more about this on the site soon!

Steve Yzerman is a “Contract Wizard”. Franklin Steele from Fan Rag Sports looks at the Tampa Bay Lightning GM’s ability to keep the core together and what he needs to do in order for it to stay that way. “Since [the 2014-15] campaign ended, the Lightning has needed to re-sign Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman and Alex Killorn to extensions. Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat needed new contracts entering this summer as well, and the former has been signed for the foreseeable future.” [FanRagSports]

The Prospects

The Vegas Golden Knights have hired former Syracuse Crunch equipment manager J.W. Aiken to be part of their equipment staff. “Aiken, who officially …

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