Sports Reporter, Tampa Bay Times
New York native covering the Tampa Bay Lightning since 2000.for the Tampa Bay Times.
tampabay.com — Vinny Lecavalier always has said he wants to play his entire career with the Lightning. But Tampa Bay's captain also understands the business of the game. That is why he is preparing for the possibility that the team will choose to buy out his contract. "It's obviously something you think about," Lecavalier said.
tampabay.com — For the Lightning's Marty St. Louis, the disappointment of a second straight year out of the playoffs was so profound, he said he was unsure how long it would take to feel the competitive twinge for a new season. Turns out, not as long as perhaps even he expected.
tampabay.com — Lightning right wing Marty St. Louis won the Lady Byng Memorial Award after leading the league with 60 points on 17 goals and a league-best 43 assists with just 14 penalty minutes. It is the third time St. Louis has won the trophy given for sportsmanship in a vote by the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
tampabay.com — Mattias Ohlund called Rick Bowness "a perfect coach, a teacher." Sami Salo said Bowness is "an intense coach, very into the game, very emotional." The characterizations from the Lightning defensemen about Tampa Bay's new associate coach are noteworthy. Both played for Bowness - Salo for six seasons, Ohlund for three - when he held the same position with the Canucks.
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