Articles By: The Hockey Hottie

The Hockey Hottie is a regular co-host on the Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network radio show. Her long time passion for hockey is unable to be subdued. If the sports world was just hockey, she would be happy. Although she is known to chime in about football once in awhile.

Tampa Bay Lightning 23 Man Roster 2017-2018 Season

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning announced their 23-man opening night roster which consists of 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Below is the full list of players: Forwards                                 Defensemen                            Goaltenders J.T. Brown                                Braydon Coburn                        Peter Budaj Ryan Callahan                          Jake Dotchin                            Andrei Vasilevskiy Gabriel Dumont                         Dan Girardi       […]


Games To Be Played September 9-12 at Germain Arena in Estero, FL TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning today announced the 24-man roster that will represent the team at the 2017 Prospect Tournament, which will be held at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida from September 9-12.  The Lightning squad is also scheduled to practice at […]


TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced their seven-game 2017 preseason schedule today. The Lightning’s home games at AMALIE Arena will be played Tuesday, September 19 against the Carolina Hurricanes; Friday, September 22 against the Nashville Predators and Sunday, September 24 against the Florida Panthers The Lightning will play home-and-home series against the […]

To the Boyle(s) go the Victory

Tampa, Fla. — The Bolts faced the Leafs earlier tonight right here in Tampa Bay and there was an old familiar face, a friend now turned foe wearing #24 for Toronto, Brian Boyle.  Boyle was quoted earlier today, “They got rid of me..I guess they didn’t need me that much. I’m on this team now. I’m […]


TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forward Byron Froese (FRAYZ) from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Froese, 25, made his Lightning debut on March 13 at the New York Rangers and also played on Tuesday night at the Ottawa Senators.  […]

Vasilevskiy is Growing to be an NHL Force

Tampa, Fla. – –  Maybe there is more to this mental game in professional sports then we think.   Since Ben Bishop was moved to the bright lights of Tinsel Town Andrei Vasilevskiy has been on fire.  Coming into tonight before facing the best in the West, the Minnesota Wild, Vasilevskiy is 3-1 with 131 […]

Hedman Hits Big Extra Point

Tampa, Fla. – More trade ripples in Tampa Bay on Wednesday as Valtteri Filppula was the player that joined Bishop and Boyle on the list of former Tampa Bay Lightning.   The Lightning hosting cellar dweller Carolina at home would be a great barometer if this Lightning team would keep hanging on to what appears only […]

The Bishop takes the King

The Bishop takes the King

Tampa, Fla. — With trade talks littering the airwaves in Tampa, well maybe just our show, the Lightning came into tonight’s game still in last place in the Eastern Conference.   They are coming off a win Saturday in overtime against the Anaheim Ducks and looked to to make it back to back versus the Southern […]

Four Point Swing goes to the B’s

Four Point Swing goes to the B’s

Tampa, Fla. — It was an uneventful first period with the shot count Boston 4, Tampa 8.  It was somewhat at least refreshing the Lightning led the shot count.  The next forty minutes the Lightning go listless and only get 13 shots over the next forty minutes. Alex Killorn scored the lone goal for the […]


TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Jake Dotchin from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today. Dotchin, 22, has skated in three games with the Lightning this season, collecting six penalty minutes and four shots on goal. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound defenseman […]