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Sam Hitchcock
Joined: 10.13.2017

Jan 6 @ 3:14 PM ET
Sam Hitchcock: Lightning Flounder Against Sharks
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Oort Cloud, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Jan 6 @ 3:22 PM ET
Sharks played a solid defensive game with a chunk of the D-men injured. Gotta give them credit for that.

Bolts had some bad bounces, Jones made some timely saves, and the Bolts were on the wrong end of three time zones and fatigue. They were ripe for the picking and the Sharks did it.

It was interesting to see Hedman and Karlsson on the ice together. Next season they will be skating together on the same team.



paulozz
Season Ticket Holder
Joined: 07.02.2012

Jan 6 @ 3:49 PM ET
You're arrogant about Karlson - ya fack
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Oort Cloud, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Jan 6 @ 5:12 PM ET
You're arrogant about Karlson - ya fack
- paulozz

Arrogant? Maybe sometimes, but not about this. I am just feeding off the plentiful chum in the water.

1) Hedman and Karlsson are friends.

2) Hedman loves the Lightning and the city of Tampa and has preached it's praises to Karlsson.

3) Karlsson wants to win a Cup and Tampa is a solid contender.

4) Florida has a major taxation and cost of living edge over California.

5) Tampa was all-in on the Karlsson sweepstakes before he landed in San Jose.

6) If Karlsson was going to resign long-term with San Jose, it's likely he would have done it already.

7) Tampa has a deep-pocketed owner willing to spend spend spend - not only on payroll to the cap, but also facilities, staff, and perks.

If Karlsson turns out to be a rental for the Sharks, then a gambling man would put his money on Tampa.

Now, that's a lot of "IF's" - and I am not confident it's gonna happen, but I wouldn't be shocked either.

DeflatedPucks
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: NYC, NY
Joined: 04.29.2016

Jan 6 @ 5:34 PM ET
You're arrogant about Karlson - ya fack
- paulozz


lol wtf
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 7 @ 7:15 AM ET
Sharks played a solid defensive game with a chunk of the D-men injured. Gotta give them credit for that.

Bolts had some bad bounces, Jones made some timely saves, and the Bolts were on the wrong end of three time zones and fatigue. They were ripe for the picking and the Sharks did it.

It was interesting to see Hedman and Karlsson on the ice together. Next season they will be skating together on the same team.

- GalacticStone

What will San Jose have to give up for Hedman?
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Oort Cloud, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Jan 7 @ 9:15 AM ET
What will San Jose have to give up for Hedman?
- Cptmjl

Their immortal souls and all of their first-born children.
glove_was_stuck
Boston Bruins
Location: I'm gonna take you to the terry fold place, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Jan 7 @ 2:40 PM ET
What will San Jose have to give up for Hedman?
- Cptmjl


Sturm, Primeau, and Stuart
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Even Holland couldn't mess that up, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Jan 7 @ 2:54 PM ET
Sturm, Primeau, and Stuart
- glove_was_stuck

Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Even Holland couldn't mess that up, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Jan 7 @ 2:55 PM ET
Arrogant? Maybe sometimes, but not about this. I am just feeding off the plentiful chum in the water.

1) Hedman and Karlsson are friends.

2) Hedman loves the Lightning and the city of Tampa and has preached it's praises to Karlsson.

3) Karlsson wants to win a Cup and Tampa is a solid contender.

4) Florida has a major taxation and cost of living edge over California.

5) Tampa was all-in on the Karlsson sweepstakes before he landed in San Jose.

6) If Karlsson was going to resign long-term with San Jose, it's likely he would have done it already.

7) Tampa has a deep-pocketed owner willing to spend spend spend - not only on payroll to the cap, but also facilities, staff, and perks.

If Karlsson turns out to be a rental for the Sharks, then a gambling man would put his money on Tampa.

Now, that's a lot of "IF's" - and I am not confident it's gonna happen, but I wouldn't be shocked either.

- GalacticStone

You forgot the number 1 factor that all but eliminates Tampa from discussion. CAP SPACE.
stammerman
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 07.05.2013

Jan 7 @ 4:38 PM ET
You forgot the number 1 factor that all but eliminates Tampa from discussion. CAP SPACE.
- Feds91Stammer

SEMANTICS









Seriously, I'm with you and there is no way they can afford him.
RileyB77
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Canada
Joined: 03.10.2013

Jan 8 @ 1:47 PM ET
no way karlsson plays with tampa. he may want to, but we can't afford him
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Oort Cloud, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Jan 8 @ 7:00 PM ET
You forgot the number 1 factor that all but eliminates Tampa from discussion. CAP SPACE.
- Feds91Stammer

I think they would find a way to make it work. They wouldn't have made a serious run at him if they didn't think they could afford him.

Question is, regardless of whether we could fit him under the cap, should we?

Cloud
Tampa Bay Lightning
Joined: 06.20.2012

Jan 9 @ 10:01 AM ET
I think they would find a way to make it work. They wouldn't have made a serious run at him if they didn't think they could afford him.

Question is, regardless of whether we could fit him under the cap, should we?

- GalacticStone


I honestly think they gave up on Karlsson at the TDL and got McD instead.
stammerman
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 07.05.2013

Jan 9 @ 10:11 AM ET
I honestly think they gave up on Karlsson at the TDL and got McD instead.
- Cloud

I agree with this. Unless Karlsson decides to take way less then he is worth he will not be coming to Tampa in my opinion.
paulozz
Season Ticket Holder
Joined: 07.02.2012

Jan 9 @ 2:04 PM ET
What will San Jose have to give up for Hedman?


Excellent response - well played sir