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Let become your destination for all the latest Lightning scoops. The Lightning Insider will be in the stands, in the locker room and on the road with the team throughout the 2007-08 season to provide you with a positive look at the Bolts as they pursue Lord Stanley’s hardware. Our resident snoop will post the latest following practices and morning skates, and he’ll make sure you’re the first to know when the Lightning are making news.  Have a question or comment for The Insider?  Send me an email at

Thanks to everyone who has tried to figure out who the photo silhouette is, but nobody’s been close! To the 20 or so people who guessed Reg Dunlop from Slap Shot, let me officially shoot that one down. Remember, I said the movie has hockey in it, but I didn’t say it was a movie about hockey. Oh, and to the guy who guessed it was the chimp from Most Valuable Primate, I hope you were kidding.


Less than a week left; time to get serious folks. Who wants an autographed stick from a Lightning player?


Also, some folks seem to think I’m planning to reveal my identity at the end of the season, but sorry, that’s not the case. I’ll be at the draft in Ottawa and I’ll be keeping tabs on all the Lightning’s off-season movement through trades and free agency, and I prefer my privacy!


To tonight’s regular season home finale – Mike Smith will be back between the pipes tonight, and the lineup stays the same as Saturday night. The red carpet will be open for business once again, and Chris Gratton, Karl Stewart and Ryan Craig are scheduled to sign autographs during the first intermission.

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