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01-29-2013, 12:59 PM
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Lightning Weekly Power Rankings

Lightning Power Rankings Week 1

ESPN - 6th
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Last Week: 16 Kudos to GM Steve Yzerman for his offseason work. Sami Salo is among those additions. Try a plus-9 and five assists in five games for the veteran blueliner with the surprising Bolts.
NY Post - 5th
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Scored 24 goals in five games. Martin St. Louis had four assists Sunday in a 5-1 win over the Flyers and has 11 points on the season
CBS - 5th
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Still not sure they are this good as I'm not sold on Anders Lindback in net yet, but it's tough to argue with results. ... The offense is very balanced right now but Martin St. Louis still stands out. What a player
HockeyNews - 5th
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Led by the dangerous Stamkos-St-Louis duo, the Lightning are the highest scoring team in the league right now. Still, they allow too many shots, averaging 34.2 against per game early this season, 26th in the NHL
FOX Sports - 11th
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Martin St. Louis was the third of the NHL’s “Three Stars” of the week. His eight assists tie him for second in the league to power a Lightning team with the most goals scored per game in the league (4.8).
TSN - 2nd
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Rookie winger Cory Conacher is the offseason addition getting noticed the most, which happens with seven points in five games, but veteran D Sami Salo has been great too, contributing five points and a league-leading plus-9.
SportsNet - 4th
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Perfect at home, the Lightning have easily the best goal differential in the East (+11). The scary thing? Three other Tampa Bay players have scored as many goals as Steven Stamkos (three). Wait till Stammer gets warmed up.
SI - 8th
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Maybe last year was the fluke, when the Lightning missed the playoffs after going to Game 7 of the 2011 conference finals. Coach Guy Boucher's Bolts have looked plenty good so far, especially ageless Martin St. Louis (11 points, NHL Third Star of the Week honors) and Vincent Lecavalier, who recently played in his 1,000th game. "I don't feel old," Lecavalier told reporters. "I still feel that I can play at a high level. I can play physical. I want to keep that; I don't want to change just because I'm getting older." Rookie left wing Cory Conacher has been a find so far, with five points (two goals) in his first three games. If only the Lightning could beat the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum, their loss made it four straight defeats in the old barn by a combined 16-6 margin.
Interesting to see most have us in the top 5.
To me the most surprising is TSN having us at #2 given how they have generally seemed to not like Tampa.
Fox having us at 11 is also perplexing. Especially since it shows we moved down 2 spots from their preseaon rankings.


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2nd on TSN? Wow, that must have been a hard one for them to swallow. IIRC they ranked us 26th in their preseason poll.

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Interesting... keep us updated the next weeks please

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2nd on TSN? Wow, that must have been a hard one for them to swallow. IIRC they ranked us 26th in their preseason poll.
Yea they usually dont like to see TB do well. They always seem to rate their canadian teams higher even if they arent doing even close to as well as TB is at the moment. This team is fun to watch right now. I hope they can keep this play up for as long as possible. They will win many games if they can.

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They always seem to rate their canadian teams higher even if they arent doing even close to as well as TB is at the moment.
That's just pandering to their audience, I assume, and can't really fault them for.

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#2 on TSN? I'm shocked!

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That's just pandering to their audience, I assume, and can't really fault them for.
Its not just them though, they all usually cater to the bigger markets. Go where the money is at I guess.

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