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Brats In A Candy Store

Oh, those wacky Tampa Bay Lightning. You just never know what they’re going to do next. But rather than being unpredictable in a “Saw” slasher-movie kind of way, I think they’re more in line with the old John Ritter film “Problem Child.”

When I saw that the Lightning had shaken up their roster yet again by moving Matt Carle for Steve Downie and Steve Eminger, I just shook my head. I’m sure lots of people probably did it too, and I wonder what Vincent “Lifetime With The Lightning” Lecavalier thought.

I doubt that Vinnie and Matt Carle became BFF during their two months of shared ice time, but the Lightning captain’s gotta be sick of the roster turnover now. Yet, Tampa’s management—a two-headed monster run by Oren Koules and Len Barrie with Brian Lawton as a GM figurehead—isn’t just acting like a kid in a candy store; it’s acting like a bratty kid in a candy store.

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Defense Wins Championships? Not In Tampa

Matt Carle has the potential to be a great hockey player. But he’s not one right now. He’s an inconsistent but talented player that’s being thrown into the whirlwind mix of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s “everything-but-the-kitchen-sink” season. And generally, these types of situations either produce a superstar (rare, but possible) or shellshock career development (what happens most of the time). For better or worse (most likely worse), Carle epitomizes everything that’s wrong with the Tampa Bay Lightning in this young season.

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