Lightning To Make "Big Announcement"

I’ve learned that Tuesday at the Bear Mountain Arena/Resort in Victoria, the Tampa Bay Lightning will be holding a press conference to make a “big announcement,” according to a team representative.

Now since this announcement will be taking place at the Lightning prospects camp, I’m assuming it won’t be to announce a trade or anything of that sort. My guess would be that it is will be to announce that Steven Stamkos has signed his first professional contract, but that’s just a completely baseless assumption.

On a related note, how cool is it that Stamkos and co. will be in Victoria next week? In case you’re wondering, one of the new Lightning owners Len Barrie is also the majority shareholder of the Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria, so that’s where the connection lies.

I’ll be in Victoria on Tuesday with my friends over at The Press Box for the press conference and the day’s festivities. Hopefully we’ll get in there for a couple good sounds bites; stay tuned for an update on that!

Farhan Devji
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