Coburn wins them at hello by showing some fight

by Gary Shelton on March 3, 2015 · 0 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Tuesday, 11:56 p.m.

TAMPA

The sight was something out of the past, something warm and protective. Something fierce

In his first Lightning game, Coburn showed a physical presence

In his first Lightning game, Coburn showed a physical presence/ANDREW J. KRAMER

and determined. Something safe and physical.

In the area that matters the most, number 55 stood in a crouch, his eyes seeking any threat. Nothing was going to get by him. No one was going to stroll past. This was his turf, for goodness sakes. There was no passing through.

Once, it was Derrick Brooks who wore this number, and this look.

Tuesday night, it was Braydon Coburn.

And, yeah, there are worse ways to say hello.

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