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Fan Voting For The Top Players In Lightning History Now Under Way At

by Staff Writer / Tampa Bay Lightning

Fan voting for the top players in Lightning franchise history is now underway at, the team announced today. This also marks the completion of the top moment voting which began on July 19. Fans are being asked to pick their “Best of the Bolts” that will be honored during the 2012-13 season in conjunction with the team’s 20th season. Player voting will conclude on September 10.

Fans have the ability to cast their votes for their favorite players, coaches and general managers spanning the team’s entire history. From the Lightning’s first draft pick, Roman Hamrlik, to Steven Stamkos; the first head coach, Terry Crisp, to Guy Boucher; fans can choose from nearly 50 of the best from the Bolts’ 20 seasons. Voting results will be announced on September 20. On that date fans will be able to submit their memories for each “Best of the Bolts” and top moments. Submissions may be featured on the new, $5 million LightningVision scoreboard during the 2012-13 season and on Even though voting is closed for the top moments in franchise history, fans are still able to view them and add them to their Facebook profiles.

Just like when voting for their favorite moments, fans who vote for their “Best of the Bolts” will encounter a fully interactive and social media friendly experience unlike any they have had before on similar sites. Voters will be able to scroll through all the players, coaches and general managers in Lightning’s franchise history in a timeline format, starting in 1992 to present day. By clicking on each representative, fans can view details on each Bolt including video, comments from team personalities and alumni, and more. The voting results will be featured across all Lightning platforms and celebrated throughout the year, allowing fan voting to dictate who the team recognizes during the season.

The site’s timeline experience is built in HTML5 that allows fans to scroll through the top moments in franchise history. The format also allows users toview the content and fully utilize the site on tablet and mobile devices, as well as most browsers.

The Lightning have again teamed with Thuzi to make this experience possible. Thuzi LLC. is a Facebook Preferred Developer Consultant (PDC) as well as a full service social media agency specializing in: social monetization strategies, event activation, Social by Design custom Facebook applications, integrated advertising via the Facebook Ads API and a best in class platform for Facebook automation and insight tools. For more information about Thuzi visit or email

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