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Video- Mic’d Up During The Stanley Cup Final

Listen in, 9 1/2 minutes long.

 

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Changes Coming For The Tampa Bay Lightning

from John Romano of the Tampa Bay Times,

“Going forward, I expect us to remain a Stanley Cup contender,” general manager Julien BriseBois said Tuesday. “If I look at our roster right now, we have elite players at all the key positions. And they are either in their prime or just entering their prime.

“So, I have a lot of reason to believe we are going to remain a Stanley Cup contender and hopefully the stars align again for us, just as they did the past two years, and we can go on another magical run and bring back the Cup one more time.”

That is not wishful thinking. BriseBois is absolutely correct when he says the Lightning will still be a contender next season. The difference is the margin of error will tighten dramatically. The Lightning can expect to compete for the Cup, as opposed to being expected to win the Cup.

So how will the team change? At the moment, that’s impossible to say.

It’s going to depend on how much interest there is around the league in trading for some of Tampa Bay’s veterans, and how willing some players will be to waiving no-trade clauses.

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Video- The Boat Parade Today In Tampa

6 1/2 minutes to watch.

 

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Video-Starring The Tampa Bay Lightning

The boat parade in Tampa will be on the NHL Network beginning at 11am ET today.

 

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Watching The Stanley Cup Final

from Bill Shea of The Athletic,

The numbers are in, and this is how it ends for the duo of NBC and hockey.

The network, which surrenders its National Hockey League broadcast rights to ESPN/ABC and Turner Sports next season, said Friday that the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Game 5 Stanley Cup Final clincher over the visiting Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday averaged 3.62 million U.S. viewers. That’s both TV and streaming.

The entire five-game series, which was mostly one-sided as Tampa Bay defended its title, averaged 2.52 million, the network said....

Still, with all that’s happened with live sports and the television industry over the past year-plus, NBC and the NHL got decent numbers for the finale of their business partnership....

It’s important to note that the league gets eyeballs and dollars north of the border, too (or south of it, if you live in downtown Detroit!).

This year’s series was the first Stanley Cup Final to include a Canadian team since the Vancouver Canucks in 2011. And not surprisingly, Canadians tuned in to see the Habs in their first appearance in the Final since winning an NHL-record 24th championship in 1993.

The English-language Canadian broadcast on Sportsnet/CBC averaged 4.1 million for Game 5 and 3.6 million for the series.

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Video- The Night The Tampa Bay Lightning Won The Stanley Cup

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FOCO Wants to Celebrate the Lightning Stanley Cup Victory with YOU!

The Tampa Bay Lightning are officially Stanley Cup Champions for the second year in a row. Winning one is nice, but winning two consecutive championships, that puts you in rarified air amongst some of the best teams ever.

To commemorate this incredible win for the amazing Tampa Bay Lightning fan base, FOCO (@focousa on social media) has launched a 2021 Stanley Cup Collection on their site. These products range from player bobbleheads to christmas ornaments to mini replica Stanley Cups, and everything in between.

You can take a look at them for yourself below or view the entire collection here. What better way to celebrate your team winning the Stanley Cup than repping their gear in every which way possible! Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Lightning and their fans for a well-earned victory, once again!

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Video- Quick Recap Of Game 5 Stanley Cup Final Between Tampa And Montreal

Almost two minutes long.

 

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From Both Sides

from Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times,

When the final horn of a unique, unpredictable season blared Wednesday night at Amalie Arena, tired legs hopped over the railing of the Lightning bench and Tampa Bay skated into hockey history.

The Lightning’s 1-0 win over the Canadiens in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final sealed a 4-1 series win and made Tampa Bay just the second team since the salary cap era began in 2005-06 to win back-to-back Stanley Cups, joining the 2016-17 Pittsburgh Penguins.

Legacies like this are rare in today’s game. The cap keeps teams from being great year after year, but this Lightning team managed to stay together and achieved the improbable.

“No matter what happens from here on out, this group is going to be etched in history forever,” captain Steven Stamkos said.

The Lightning rebounded from a Game 4 loss in Montreal, making them the first team to win the Cup on home ice since 2015, when they had to watch the Blackhawks claim the championship in Chicago.

“We’ve been knocking at the door for so many years,” coach Jon Cooper said. “And now to be able to do it, back to back, and it kind of cements this group as … well, they’re special.”

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from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

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Video- Early Morning Line - Nikita Kucherov

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Nikita Kucherov holds an wild postgame presser where he calls out Canadiens fans after winning the Stanley Cup.

...and more.

 

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