First place Tampa Bay Lightning are showing the Canadians that they are a force to be reckoned with. Tamp Bay is a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern conference. More commonly known as the BOLTS, a name inspired by Phil Esposito.
Esposito is best known from his days as a Canadian broadcaster. He was also a coach, a player, and former professional ice hockey executive. He is a respected member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Esposito’s successes included playing 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Chicago Black Hawks, Boston Bruins and New York Rangers. Hockey News
The name came as a suggestion when during the summer months in Tampa the storms produce Strong Lightning Bolts in the sky. Hence the name “The Bolts” or Tampa Bay Lightning was born.
Billionaire Jeffrey Vinik, the owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning who purchased the brand almost a decade ago, had a good feeling about this team from the very start. Tampa has produced so many great sports teams. As an financial analyst, Vinik knew there was much growth potential demographically in the Tampa area.
This will be another exciting year for the Bolts as they travel to Canada in Winnipeg Winnipeg Manitoba to face off with the Central division leaders the Winnipeg Jets.
The Bolts and the Jets played very well going into the weekends All Star break. The Tampa Bay Lightning are on a three game winning streak as the Winnipeg jets are now three out of four games win. Sports
This weekend all eyes will be on the Super Bowl and Tom Brady. As Minnesota hosts the 52nd Super Bowl this Sunday. Good luck to the Philadelphia Eagles and to the New England Patriots. May the best team win.
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I am personally a Hockey aficionado and admit that I too will be eating wings and pizza and drinking beer and rooting for one of the teams this Sunday. Which team, I have no favorite. I am on the bandwagon so to speak. Maybe one day the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host a Super Bowl or win it! The fun and the excitement is part of the adventure.
After the Super Bowl is over, there are still a few months of great hockey coming. Go Bolts! Make some Lightning happen!