Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Thoughts on the Bolts this season!

Well fellow hockey fans, we are approaching another year of hockey coming up very quickly. It seems like forever in the offseason but we will be sure to get our fill this year from basically October to June of straight hockey action. We get to go into depth as we look at the rebuilding efforts of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Lets start off by they got a great upcoming coach in Guy Boucher. he was the most highly regarded AHL coach and he was a great pick up. Another solid move by  new owner Jeff vinik had hired Hockey great Steve Yzerman as a Gm. He will prove to be very effective for years to come because he knowns the proper way to build a team. With the additions of Dan Ellis, Pavel Kubina, Simon Gagne you have to like the improvement of defense and offense done this off-season by the Lightning. With the solid core group of St.Louis, Lecavalier, Stamkos, and Victor Hedman the Bolts have a great future with the perfect mix of veterans and young progressing players. We have to like the improved roster of the Lightning. The improved play should bring out more fans to the stadium. I am liking this team but it will take some time for this team to be a contender again. Especially in a division with the Washington Capitals. I will say they win at least 45 games this year! Go Bolts!