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H/t to John at Raw Charge for letting me know about this.

Cristodero blogged that since Yzerman's announcement as GM, the Lightning have seen a "spike" in season ticket sales and renewals. Now Yzerman's name alone won't grow the team, but it shows promise that some fans will come back if the fans have faith that the new management. A winning season will be the key in the long term obviously, but still neat to see.

In a completely unrelated note, Cristodero also said that the Lightning will have a pre-season game in Winnipeg on September 22nd against the Blackhawks