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Mishkin's Musings: Four things to consider as the Lightning hit the road

Four thoughts from radio broadcaster Dave Mishkin as the Lightning get set to head west

by Dave Mishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

Four musings on the Lightning as they prepare to begin a four-game road trip Tuesday in St. Louis.

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Mishkin's Musings: Two months in 2004

Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin recalls his memories from the 2004 Stanley Cup run after Saturday's reunion

by Dave Mishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

It was quite the trip down memory lane on Saturday, as the Lightning welcomed back members of the 2003-04 Stanley Cup Championship team. During the pregame ceremony, fans were treated to some of the top highlights of that club's incredible playoff run. Just as significant to that team's success, though, was the amazing stretch in the second half of the regular season that set the stage for the playoff journey that would follow.

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Mishkin: Seven musings after seven Lightning games

Lightning broadcaster Dave Mishkin gives his thoughts on the Bolts start to the season

by Dave Mishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

Seven games into the Lightning season, here are seven thoughts.

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Mishkin's Musings: A look back at the preseason - and more

Dave Mishkin addresses the Lightning's preseason as well as what to look for when the regular season begins

by Dave Mishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

As the Lightning prepare to open the season on Friday, here are some random thoughts on the team's recently-completed preseason (plus a couple of other items).

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Mishkin's Musings: A primer on the new rules for the 2017-18 season

Dave Mishkin also looks at which rules will be more strictly enforced this season

by Dave Mishkin / TampaBayLightning.com

Welcome to another season of Mishkin's Musings, a periodic column in which I, well, "muse" on various hockey topics. Some are more Lightning-centric. Others less so. Also, after each Lightning game, I again will be producing "Extra Shift", a breakdown of how I saw the game from the radio booth. Extra Shift will begin when the regular season does.

Today's column will detail the new rules implemented this year in the NHL. Earlier this month, I attended the annual NHL Broadcasters Meetings. One of the most informative segments in the Meetings is when we learn about rule changes. As compared to other seasons, there aren't as many new rules this year. But that doesn't mean that they aren't significant.

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