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Written by Dani Toth | 31 January 2011

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Today the Lightning unveiled their new logo and jersey's for next year on their online video feed today. The home jersey's are the blue ones that St. Louis and Stamkos are wearing, and the away jersey is the white one that Lecavalier is wearing.

Gone is the black from the current ones and the Lightning bolts on the shorts to a jersey that people are comparing in likeness to the Red Wings' jersey or the Leafs' jersey.

My initial thought on the jersey: I like it

No seriously. I really like it. I like the simplicity in it, I like the blue and white and the ties at the collar. And the arm bands. And I like the old-school feel of the patches. The logo is so simple I can draw it.

If you don't like it, well I'm sure it will grow on you, just give it some time.

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Written by Dani Toth | 30 January 2011

There was the All-Star game this weekend which you may or may not have watched. I didn't catch much of it, just some of the events during the skills competition yesterday. But here is some of the photos from the weekend

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Written by Dani Toth | 26 January 2011

Puck Daddy posted the Vegas odds to win the Stanley Cup according to Bodog.

The Lightning come in with 14-to-1 odds to win this years' cup and a 7-to-1 odds to win the Eastern Conference.

We've come a long way this year so far.

For reference, the Canucks have the best shot at 9-to-2, followed by the Penguins at 5-to-1. The Lightning have the 7th best odds according to the odds list. no comments

Written by Dani Toth | 26 January 2011

So we won't get to see what the new jersey looks like until probably after the All-Star break, but Cristodero had this in his blog the other day that gives you an idea of some of the changes to it:

The organization's primary colors will be blue and white. The dark home jersey will have the lightning bolt logo, though the words "Tampa Bay" will be removed. The road white jersey will include "Tampa Bay" with lettering either very close or exactly like that currently in use. There will be ties at the front of the collars. -Lightning Strikes

Offtopic:

In a press release yesterday, Kayem Foods struck a deal to become the official hot dog and sausage of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Cue the jokes, but the company has taken over the Florida sports teams one by one, now being the official dog of the Lighting, Rays and Seminoles. no comments

Written by Dani Toth | 25 January 2011

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The Lightning played a good 1st period, a mediocre 2nd period and a ok 3rd period.

But I don't think this game even matter how well or not well our team played, but more on how little offense the Leafs have got. Their goalie James Reimer played a pretty good game though.

And let's talk about Simon Gagne here. Another goal? Yessssssss....

The hit by Phaneuf on Tyrell though was a little suspect thought:

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Even though I find hits like these hilarious (Ohlund did a nice one in Vancouver), based on the reply I saw on TSN, Tyrell was not that close to the puck. I'll have to see another replay to be sure, but that's just my initial thought on it. Speaking of hilarity, look at the look of shock on the face of those two Leafs on the bench.

Lightning are now on All-Star break until next Tuesday against the Flyers. The Flyers are just 4 points ahead of us in 1st place in the conference.

Update:
Here is the video of the Phaneuf hit on Tyrell (not as bad as I thought initially):

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Written by Dani Toth | 24 January 2011

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Didn't have enough time to write the recap last night.

Summary of the game: Lots of man hugs. Fist pumps. Stamkos scores once, and Gagne scored twice. Lightning beat up the Thrashers 7-1.

See you next year Altanta! (Or in the playoffs?)

Stamkos now has 38 goals in the season. That's insane. His new contract is going to be ridiculous.

So, the Lightning are announcing their plans for "a complete brand & business transformation" at 2pm today. It's very big new since their doing it via streamed video on their website. Isn't the last time they streamed video they did it to introduce Stevie Y? Yeah, so it's big.

What we're all thinking is: is it the new jersey?

UPDATE: The press conference has been postponed indefinately
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Written by Dani Toth | 23 January 2011

Enemy Blog: Thrashing the Blues

Record: Lightning (29-15-5) Thrashers (23-18-9)

Game time: 5:00pm EST on SUN (HD) and on the radio at 620 WDAE or apparently free on Ysports if you live in the US

Last game against the Thrashers this season, so far we've won all five of them, and it's been 11 in a row in wins against the Thrashers so far. Quick thoughts before entering this afternoon's game:

  • First game of the month-long homestand begins tonight
  • Two more games left until the All-Star break
  • The Thrashers just lost in a shootout to the Rangers last night
  • Steven Stamkos is on a 5 game point streak
  • Will this end up being another 1 goal game that ends up in a shootout again?

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