As expected.

The Bolts

The Tampa Bay Lightning have cut forward Boris Katchouk (Sault Ste. Marie) and defensemen Cal Foote (Kelowna) and Libor Hajek (Sasakatoon) from the training camp roster and have assigned them to their respective Major Junior teams. “The only juniors players left in training camp now are the injured Otto Somppi and Jonne Tammela. The next round of cuts is likely to come over the weekend or early next week as the AHL bound players head off to the Syracuse Crunch training camp.” [Raw Charge]

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Tonight, the Bolts take on the Nashville Predators at Amalie Arena. Here are the players:

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YAY HOCKEY.

FOX Sports Sun have announced that they will be broadasting all 76 non-nationally televised games. “All broadcasts throughout the season will feature half-hour Lightning Live! pregame shows along with extended postgame coverage from site. Lightning Live! host Paul Kennedy will be joined throughout the season by Bobby ‘The Chief’ Taylor and Dave Andreychuk as analysts during pregame, postgame and intermission.” [NHL dot com]

The six national TV games will be on NBC Sports. Those games can be found here:

Tuesday, Oct. 17 – Tampa Bay Lightning at New Jersey Devils – 7:30 p.m. – NBCSN

Wednesday, Nov. 8 – Tampa Bay Lightning at San Jose Sharks – 10:30 p.m. – NBCSN

Wednesday, Nov. 22 – Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning- 7:30 p.m. – NBCSN

Wednesday, Nov. 29 – Tampa Bay Lightning at Boston Bruins – 7:30 p.m. – NBCSN

Tuesday, Dec. 12 – Tampa Bay Lightning at St. Louis Blues – 8 p.m. – NBCSN

Monday, Jan. 22 –Tampa Bay Lightning at Chicago Blackhawks – 8:30 p.m. – NBCSN

The Bolts are celebrating their 25th anniversary with their own commissioned beer! “It’s called The Lightning Twenty Five, which is a light lager, and will be available throughout the upcoming hockey season.” [FOX 13 News]

The Prospects

The OHL season opened yesterday, meaning its time for Taylor Raddysh of the Erie Otters to start

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The Game

Team USA has decided that no NHL draft-eligible players will be on their roster for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. “We’re going to be too good. There’s no quote-unquote underage kids that could make this level of a team.” – Team USA General manager Jim Johannson. [Sportsnet]


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