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Friday, Jul 03, 2015

Martin Fennelly Columns

Driven to succeed, St. Louis leaves his mark with Lightning
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Driven to succeed, St. Louis leaves his mark with Lightning

TAMPA — He was listed at 5 feet, 8 inches, but we knew he wasn’t that tall. When he left, the way he left, he looked even smaller. But I always come back to what he did here. That’s what towered over more than a few hockey nights...
Published: 07/03/15
Nothing less than title will do for U.S. women’s soccer
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Nothing less than title will do for U.S. women’s soccer

Here we are again, at another major moment for the U.S. women’s national soccer team.
Published: 06/30/15
Bolts must get Stamkos signed long-term — and quickly
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Bolts must get Stamkos signed long-term — and quickly

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s near-miss Stanley Cup Final is done.
Published: 06/20/15
Heck of a ride comes to end for Lightning
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Heck of a ride comes to end for Lightning

CHICAGO — It’s over. Really, it is.
Updated one month ago
Don’t write the Lightning off just yet
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Don’t write the Lightning off just yet

CHICAGO — Having reduced pivotal Game 5 to slapstick (“It’s the ‘Benny and Heddy Show’!”) the madcap Lightning have safely returned to their comfort zone: The Land of No Tomorrow....
Updated one month ago
This team just doesn’t make anything easy
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This team just doesn’t make anything easy

TAMPA — They couldn’t stay out of each other’s way.
Updated one month ago
If Bishop can’t play, it’s time for V to shine
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If Bishop can’t play, it’s time for V to shine

BRANDON — We might never know what’s wrong with Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop. Maybe if his team wins the Stanley Cup, there’ll be doctors and trainers on the back of a flatbed truck in the parade, waving medical char...
Updated one month ago
Stamkos needs to find a way to break the spell
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Stamkos needs to find a way to break the spell

TAMPA — There might not be an athlete with more class than Lightning captain Steve Stamkos. He arrived here that way in 2008, mature beyond his 18 years. The Lightning need to sign him to a long-term contract, soon, if that’s what Stamk...
Updated one month ago
You didn’t think getting Cup would be easy, did you?
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You didn’t think getting Cup would be easy, did you?

So it’s down to best two of three.
Updated one month ago
It took a few years, but Hedman has arrived as elite defenseman
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It took a few years, but Hedman has arrived as elite defenseman

TAMPA — When this Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks is done, Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will return to Sweden, to a home on the sea in a town awash with legends.
Updated one month ago