Friday, March 09, 2007

Coming to you, all the way from Springfield, Massachusetts is...

Not a whole lot. That is the only way to describe Tampa Bay's callups this season. They don't make a whole lot of scoring noise on a team that has two of the top goal scorers and point getters in the NHL. The Lightning's goalie tandem has somehow avoided injury and demotion (the second half is the hardest part to believe... next time I shouldn't open my mouth about Holmqvist surprising me, he's been in a bit of a slump here recently). Tampa even has a tough guy in Andre Roy, whom they picked up off waivers early in the season, so he could rejoin his former team. So where do our minor-leaguers fit in? The answer is pretty much no where. They currently only have 1 player on their roster who has played any games this season in Massachusetts (outside of Boston, of course): Blair Jones. A depth center who has played 16 games in the NHL this season with 1 goal and 2 assists. He's a second year pro, this season playing in his first NHL games. He's a very fast skater, but is very much overshadowed by the scoring antics of St. Louis and Lecavalier.

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