Lightning front office is the primary line for a team

by Gary Shelton on June 12, 2015 · 4 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Friday, 6 a.m.

In metaphor, it is easy to see them on a line, each with their own particular skill, each with their own individual impact.

A play needs to be made, and they make it. There is talent there, cohesion. Together, they can make a difference. They blend together, stars who make each other better, stars who have brought the Tampa Bay Lightning to the doorstep of a championship. Together, they can change a play, a game, a season.

They are the original Triplets, and fans of the Lightning who take time enough to consider their presence should applaud.

Jeff Vinik, the owner.

Steve Yzerman, the general manager.

Jon Cooper, the coach.

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Rick Martin June 12, 2015 at 2:09 pm

The pessimist in me wants to know when this hedge fund manager will look to make his profit (don’t hedge fund mangers buy low, sell high). Is Vinik here for the long run or is he translating what he did for Fidelity and his follow-on asset management group to professional sports ownership?


Gary Shelton June 12, 2015 at 2:28 pm

We can never know a man’s motivations. I think he likes owning this team. I hope he’s here for as long as we are.


Bill Myers June 12, 2015 at 1:24 pm

You hit the nail on the head with this one Gary! GO BOLTS!


Jack Airey June 12, 2015 at 7:57 am

Hard to argue with Shelton logic…great article.


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