On Thursday, Oct. 24, at 10:30 p.m., Sun Sports, the regional television home of the Tampa Bay Lightning, will premiere the next episode of “Inside the Lightning” upon conclusion of the Lightning vs. Chicago Blackhawks game. Titled “Foundation For Winning,” this episode will provide viewers with an in-depth look at the Lightning organization and the collective efforts that go into building a winning team.
When Jeff Vinik took ownership of the organization in 2010, and hired NHL Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman as general manager, the duo set forth with the intention of creating a successful franchise sustained by drafting well and developing young talent. Hosted by Paul Kennedy, fans will hear from Lightning management, coaches and players about the multi-year process of turning 18 year-old draft picks into NHL players, and how success at the AHL level benefits the parent club.
This episode features sound from:
- General Manager Steve Yzerman
- Asst. General Manager Julien BriseBois
- Head Coach Jon Cooper
- Development Coach Stacy Roest
- Syracuse Head Coach Rob Zettler
- 2013 1st Round Draft Pick Jonathan Drouin
- 2012 1st Round Draft Pick Slater Koekkoek
- 2011 1st Round Draft Pick Brett Connolly
- Captain Martin St. Louis
- Alternate Captain Steven Stamkos
See all of this and more on “Inside the Lightning: Foundation For Winning,” and be sure to follow @SunSportsBolts on twitter and visit FOXSportsFlorida.com for channel listings and exclusive Tampa Bay Lightning coverage.