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Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup; the Lightning did not lose it

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On Thursday, Chicago will have a parade to honor their Stanley Cup champions. Friday would have been a good day to do that in Tampa, but the Blackhawks ruined that plan. Both teams have already cleaned out their home lockers or are in the process of doing so. The Blackhawks, of course, are enjoying their task a bit more than Lightning players. What happened over the past two weeks and what happens over the next few months? Gary Shelton addressed…

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Lightning stand between Blackhawks and dynasty status

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It has taken nearly 23 years, but the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks have come full circle. Wednesday night the two teams meet in Amalie Arena in the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals. On October 7, 1992 the Lightning franchise took the ice for the first time against the defending Western Conference Champion Blackhawks. Instead of the Lightning’s classy home of today, this game was played at Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds. First-year expansion…

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Blackhawks, Lightning to face off in Stanley Cup Final

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Between the Chicago Blackhawks‘ veteran poise and the Tampa Bay Lightning‘s young stars, the Stanley Cup Final will have no shortage of dynamic offensive talent playing on hockey’s biggest stage. The Blackhawks begin the final series in their quest for a third NHL championship in six seasons when they visit Amalie Arena on Wednesday to face the Lightning, who are going for the second Stanley Cup title in franchise history after streaking through the Eastern Conference bracket with a series…

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Lightning re-signs Brad Richards

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The Tampa Bay Lightning began what figures to be an offseason of change by ensuring their future includes Brad Richards. The 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs MVP signed a new five-year, $39 million contract instead of opting to become a restricted free agent on July 1. The $7.8 million average annual salary is more than twice the $3.4 million he made while leading the Lightning in scoring this season. With Richards’ re-signing, this has been a great week in Tampa Bay…

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